Hey, Phil. Whatcha doing?
Well, that’s just lovely.
“I’m not a Jew, but I am Jew-ish.”
“Tell that joke every year.”
It’s a good one.
“The Dead are what you might consider ‘Jew-adjacent.’ Almost all of our promoters were Jews.”
And Jewy Jews, at that.
“You’re a member of the tribe. Who was Jewishest?”
Bill Graham. No question. He was the second-most Jewish you could be.
“There’s a ranking?”
We’re into making lists. The most Jewish Jews died in the Holocaust. Slightly less Jewish are those who survived it, like Bill. Third are Jews who lost relatives. Least Jewish is Jews like me, whose entire known family was in America at the time. It’s like Six Degrees of Sobibor.
“Jews are odd.”
You have no idea.