"How odd that God should choose the Jews" (1924)

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Thu Dec 22 18:02:21 UTC 2005

Not "How odd of God to choose the Jews"? Eight words and people screw up  two
of them. Just helping Fred.

    *   This one comes up periodically on some religious websites, totally
misattributed to Mrs. Parker:
How odd of God
To choose the Jews
It is not something that Dorothy Parker -- herself Jewish-Protestant and an
avowed champion of civil rights and social justice -- would say or write. Like
 many quotes/quips/remarks of the 20th Century, this was not something
Dorothy  Parker wrote, but has been attributed to her. The correct attribution to
this  should be:
_William  Norman Ewer_
(http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=William_Norman_Ewer&action=edit)  (1885-1976) in Week-End Book (1924):
How odd
Of  God
To choose
The Jews
(To which _Cecil  Browne_
(http://en.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=Cecil_Browne&action=edit)  responded):
But not so odd
As those who choose
A Jewish  God,
But spurn the Jews
_Review  2 -- No Title_
The Living Age (1897-1941). Boston:  Aug 23, 1924. Vol. 322, Iss. 4181; p.
387 (2 pages) :
There is that masterpiece of brevity, Mr. W. N. Ewer's poem, "The Chose
How odd
That God
Should Choose
The Jews.

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