Category Archives: religion

The Wine Pissing Son Of Elohim

More than two thousand years ago Mary age 12-14 declared to her sterile husband that she had been impregnated by Elohim, the mythical God of the Hebrews. Joseph thought it was bullshit until Jesus pissed wine. Then everyone loved him like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

Virgin Birth Aftermath

The New Testament has honored the mystery of the virginity of Jesus’ mother and the Catholic Church has designated August 8 on the ecclesiastical calender as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, however that date only allowed for four months until the Messiah’s birth in December. I personally long favored late-March as the night on […]

TORAH TORAH TORAH by Peter Nolan Smith

TORA TORA TORA was one of my mother’s favorite films. The infamy of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor burned bright in her memory. Her friends from Jamaica Plain enlisted in the Marines, Army, and Navy by the scores. Many of them failed to return to Boston. Their bodies rest on islands across the Pacific. […]

ROSH A HOMA by Peter Nolan Smith

Last year I sat in Frank’s Lounge with Vince. The owner’s nephew and I were discussing a teaching position as a creative writer. The offer sounded good and the Fort Greene native said, “Hell, I have a four day weekend thanks to Rush a homa.” “You mean Rosh Hashanah?” My boss from the Diamond District […]

CRAZY MUSLIMS by Peter Nolan Smith

Yesterday I called my ‘niece’ Andy to wish her Happy new Year. She had already left the diamond exchange and explained that she was having a drink at the Plaza Hotel bar. “I’m meeting my sister and her wife for Rosh Hashanah.” “Nice, I’m in Brooklyn, otherwise I’d come and meet you.” The beautiful brunette […]