The Lesson of the Jews

This month’s issue of Esquire cites a funny — and oddly insightful — description of the Jewish condition from…um…Roseanne:

When you grow up Jewish, your parents are always telling you, Nobody’s better than you. Then, usually when you’re about sixteen, they start telling you that you’re no better than anybody else. That’s the whole thing about being Jewish: It’s too hot, but it’s too cold. You don’t want your kids to be certain of anything. If you’re certain of anything, that’s when you get into trouble. That’s the lesson of the Jews.

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