[Ads-l] OT: names

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 5 20:16:07 EDT 2017

I'm watching a tale on the tube about one "Kevin Cohen."

Does anyone else recall the old TV show, "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"?
There were a couple of episodes featuring a young, hip, new-age rabbi named
"Kevin Cohen." This was a real thigh-slapper of a concept, at the time.
Like, what Jewish guy would ever be named "Kevin," let alone one who was
not only a _rabbi_, but who was also a *Cohen*?! Har! Har! How much more
ridiculous can you get?!

Well, as they say, "Time brings about a change."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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