"Kosher Nostra"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 5 17:09:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 9:30 PM, James Harbeck <jharbeck at sympatico.ca> wrote:

> I first saw "kosher nostra" in one of Nigel Rees's books of collected
> graffiti from around the world, which were published in the early
> 1980s. I can flip through them to see which one if you'd like the
> citation. IIRC, the graffito in question read "Jewish Mafia: The
> Kosher Nostra?" (Yes, sometimes people do write funny things on
> walls.)

I've also seen it as "kosher nosher".

Mark Mandel

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