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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Just Asking...

Remember last week's first reading? It contains a little puzzle that I have never found an answer to. Abraham serves a meal to three visitors under the oak at Mamre. The meal was a simple but very curious one. Then he took curds, and milk, and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate. So far so good... so what's wrong with this picture... something so blatantly obvious that even an Italian kid from Brooklyn would pick up on it? Give up? Highlight the blank space to get the answer.

The meal is not kosher. As explained to me by a frustrated waiter in a kosher deli when trying to get cream for my coffee... "We ain't got nothin' from a cow's teat!" You never mix meat and dairy at the same meal.

Feel free to offer explanations for this particular curiosity in the combox.

2 comments:

Barona said...

Kwestja jest czy Abraham byl w tym momencie juz Zydem? Watpie.

Translation will be provided by Pope Francis after his visit to Krakow.

John Laws said...

The Law wasn't given till centuries later to Moses. And then, it was finally lifted with the Sacrifice of the Lamb.