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JEWISH BRIDES

INFORMANT WAS TOLD BY SOMEONE HE ONCE WORKED WITH WHO INTENSELY
DISLIKED JEWISH PEOPLE, THAT PART OF THE JEWISH RELIGION TEACHES
THAT THE NIGHT BEFORE A JEWISH GIRL MARRIES, SHE MUST HAVE SEXUAL
INTERCOURSE WITH HER FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTISEMITISM?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P439
BELIEF -- Marriage
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Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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JEWISH JOKE

ANOTHER NAME FOR A (SIC) ADDING MACHINE IS A JEWISH TYPEWRITER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-SEMITISM ; MONEY-MINDED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-06-1968

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WEATHER BELIEF, IN REGARD TO JEWISH HOLIDAY

IT IS A COMMON BELIEF THAT ON ANY JEWISH HOLIDAY IT IS GOING
TO RAIN, EVEN IF THE DAY STARTS OUT AS SUNNY AND BRIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-SEMITISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- NOT SURE
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 11-15-1969

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JEWISH BELIEF

JEWS CANNOT EAT PORK BECAUSE IT IS UNCLEAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SEMITISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- P439

Date learned: 02-28-1971

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IT IS VERY IMPORANT TO A JEWISH STORE-OWNER THAT THE FIRST
CUSTOMER ON A MONDAY MORNING MUST BUY SOMETHING, REGARDLESS
OF THE PRICE. IF AND WHEN THE CUSTOMER DOES BUY SOMETHING, IT
MEANS GOOD LUCK AND GOOD SELLING THE REST OF THE WEEK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; SEMITISM

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Good luck

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COHANIM

IN ORTHODOX JUDAISM WHEN THE HIGH PRIEST OFFERS A SPECIAL
PRAYER, IT IS FORBIDDEN TO LOOK AT HIM, IN PAIN OF BLINDNESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SEMITISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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EXPECTANT MOTHERS

JEWISH MOTHERS BELIEVE THAT IT IS BAD LUCK TO GIVE A BABY
A SHOWER BEFORE IT IS BORN, THE SAME IS TRUE WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL.

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INFORMANT'S FATHER DID THIS FOR HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): SEMITISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 02-12-1971

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JEWISH SHOWER BELIEF

ORTHODOX JEWS DO NOT BELIEVE IN GIVING BABY SHOWERS.
THE BABY IS BELIEVED TO DIE IF A SHOWER IS GIVEN.
THEREFORE THE SHOWER IS CONSIDERED BAD LUCK.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SEMITISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 03-10-1972

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FLEMISH PROVERB

ONE DUTCHMAN IS MADE OF TWO JEWS.
JEWS ARE BAD BUT THE DUTCH ARE WORSE

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THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN HE WAS VISITING DETROIT, MICHIGAN
FROM BELGIUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTISEMITISM ; INSULT

Subject headings: 686 686.1
686 686.1.2
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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WEATHER BELIEF

IT'S A COMMON BELIEF THAT ON ANY JEWISH HOLIDAY IT'S GOING TO RAIN, EVEN IF THE DAY STARTS OUT AS SUNNY AND BRIGHT.

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Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTI-SEMITISM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F000
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 11-15-1969

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JEWISH BRIDES

INFORMANT WAS TOLD BY SOMEONE HE ONCE WORKED WITH
WHO INTENSELY DISLIKED JEWISH PEOPLE THAT "PART OF
THE JEWISH RELIGION" TEACHES THAT THE NIGHT BEFORE A
JEWISH GIRL MARRIES, SHE MUST HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE
WITH HER FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): ANTISEMITISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage First night, honeymoon, and day after wedding

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHRIST CAME BACK TO EARTH AND NOBODY RECOGNIZED HIM.
HE WAS WALKING AROUND AND HAPPENED TO STROLL INTO A
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE AND WAS TALKING TO THE RABBI. THE
RABBI LOOKED PECULIARILY AT HIM AND COMPLAINING OF
POOR EYESIGHT ASKED HIM TO MOVE BACK A FEW STEPS.
CHRIST DID. NOW AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH THERE WAS A
HUGE CROSS (ED. NOTE. WHAT A CROSS WAS DOING IN A
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE I DON'T KNOW. WHEN I QUESTIONED THE
TELLER HE SAID IT WAS JUST THE WAY THE JOKE WAS TOLD.)
AND WHEN THE RABBI HAD BACKED CHRIST TO IT, HE QUICKLY
PULLED OUT A HAMMER AND NAILS AND NAILED CHRIST TO THE
CROSS, SAYING "GOT YOU AGAIN, AND THIS TIME YOU WON'T
GET AWAY."

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; RODNEY

Keyword(s): ANTISEMITISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 03-25-1965

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CHRIST CAME BACK TO EARTH AND NOBODY RECOGNIZED HIM.
HE WAS WALKING AROUND AND HAPPENED TO STROLL INTO A
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE AND WAS TALKING TO THE RABBI. THE
RABBI LOOKED PECULIARILY AT HIM AND COMPLAINING OF
POOR EYESIGHT ASKED HIM TO MOVE BACK A FEW STEPS.
CHRIST DID. NOW AT THE BACK OF THE CHURCH THERE WAS A
HUGE CROSS (ED. NOTE. WHAT A CROSS WAS DOING IN A
JEWISH SYNAGOGUE I DON'T KNOW. WHEN I QUESTIONED THE
TELLER HE SAID IT WAS JUST THE WAY THE JOKE WAS TOLD.)
AND WHEN THE RABBI HAD BACKED CHRIST TO IT, HE QUICKLY
PULLED OUT A HAMMER AND NAILS AND NAILED CHRIST TO THE
CROSS, SAYING "GOT YOU AGAIN, AND THIS TIME YOU WON'T
GET AWAY."

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; RODNEY

Keyword(s): ANTISEMITISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 03-25-1965

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COHANIM

IN ORTHODOX JUDAISM WHEN THE HIGH PRIEST OFFERS (COHANIM)
A SPECIAL PRAYER, IT IS FORBIDDEN FOR ANY OF THE CONGREGATION TO
LOOK AT HIM, IN PAIN OF BLINDNESS.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SEMITISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Church

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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