September 1, 2003 | Issue 4

Allegation: Jewish Press Too Jewish

YUKON, CANADA — [] In a controversy that is bound to reverberate throughout the Jewish community, The Associated Knish published a scathing article on The Jewish Press. In it, the author, Tzvi Mendelbaum, accused The Jewish Press of being too Jewish.

The exposé revealed startling revelations regarding the Jewish content. It details that The Jewish Press (TJP) prints page after page of information of interest to the Jewish Community. While this wouldn't be so bad by itself, the article alleges, TJP also prints advertising of interest to the Jewish community.

In a recent issue of TJP there was an advertisement for the sale of Esrogim. After Mendelbaum's exhaustive investigation, it was discovered that this is ONLY of interest to Jews. This shocking exhibition of blatant Jewish-interest pandering has created a maelstrom of criticism towards the Jewish paper of record.

A crowd numbering zero gathered outside the Manhattan offices of The Jewish Press. The angry, nonexistent, crowd didn't wave any signs. The police weren't called down and no arrests were made.

Mendelbaum couldn't be reached for comment, due to the fact that he is an imaginary person. TJP hung up a number of times, after repeated calls from The Associate Knish. Finally a statement was issued. "If you call us one more time, " the irate spokesman began, "we will call the police and have you arrested for harassment."

It doesn't look like this exchange will die down anytime soon. Mendelbaum, never one to shy away from controversy, will next expose that Boro Park is a hotbed for Jewish activity. Stay tuned.


Pencil Chaim Y got the ball rolling, so you owe him big. He co-founded the with Martin Bodek, a day which will forever live in famy. His hobbies include gum-chewing, bubblewrap-popping, and comparing chometz horror stories. He lives in a city with people.


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