Friday, September 24, 2004

The Chosen Cartoon

I found this comic strip about a robot and his Jewish owner by accident while surfing the Net. It's very funny and highly entertaining, then again, I'm a Judeophile who loves everything about Jewish culture, especially its food, women and sense of humor.

ShaBot 6000 is the continuing cartoon saga of a pious Jew who purchases a robot to work as Shabbos Goy for his household. The inquisitive robot, ShaBot, decides that he is Jewish, and is therefore unable to fulfill his duties as servant. ShaBot spends his days asking questions about Judaism, trying to find logic in a religion that sometimes DOES NOT COMPUTE.
ShaBot 6000 is also educational. The cartoonist Ben Baruch explains the finer points of Judaism below the strip, when necessary, for the goyim and others who don't understand the jokes. Here are a few samples, including explanations:

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The shofar is a ram's horn, blown during the Rosh Hashanah services.

Bar Mitzvah: a Jewish boy who reaches his 13th birthday and attains the age of religious duty and responsibility.

No explanation needed here.

Check out the ShaBot 6000 at his site already.

[Images and text quotes: Copyright ©2004 Ben Baruch]

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