Friday, October 02, 2009

Weird Coincidences, p2

Just what is it with Orthodox Judaism's weird iconography parallels with the Latin Kings? Last week it was the 3-point-crown. Then what should I notice during Yom Kippur while staring at my Artscroll Machzor but this:

Hang on now, a 5-point-crown, too?

This is starting to get a little creepy.

Ok, so what have we learned? Clearly, as the Zohar teaches us, this is a case of "as above, so below." Therefore: Chabad is just like the Puerto Rican faction of the gang, because they're both from New York and maybe slightly past their prime. Artscroll, on the other hand, is a little more mainstream, perhaps a little better known, just like the now ascendant 5-pointer Mexican bangers.

The only question now is: who is going to start going after more turf? My money's on Artscroll, those guys must be raking in paper with all the books they sell. (Sorry guys, but how many copies of Tanya or The Principles of Kingism does one person really need? The key, as Artscroll has discovered, is to diversify.)

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