Jewish Vampires?

April 28, 2005

J. was just wondering out loud if, since you can make rolls out of matzah meal, it was possible to make a pizza crust out of matzah meal?

My immediate response was to make the sign of the cross to drive away the evil beast, as if I were Van Helsing trying to deter the nearest vampire.

But, of course, it was the wrong holy symbol to use to drive off evil matzah beasts.

What do you do to chase away a Jewish vampire?

(J sez you splash them with chicken soup made with extra garlic, so I suppose the correct hand motion is a sort of throwing/sprinkling motion.)

Posted by Red Ted at April 28, 2005 09:09 PM | TrackBack

Depends on the setting. In some settings, it's the faith of the victim in his holy symbol that matters, so a Jewish person would use a Star of David to ward off a vampire, even if the vampire had been Christian in life. In others, the relevant factor is what faith the vampire was in life, so you need a cross for Christian vampires, a Star of David for the Jewish ones, etc., and if he was an atheist, you're just screwed. :-)

To be safe, you have to be like Benny from The Mummy and carry a keychain with every faith's holy symbol on it. :-)

Posted by: Venture at April 29, 2005 10:12 PM

But what is the hand signal for a Star of David? I need to find a little old Jewish Lady and ask her to make the sign of warning against the evil eye.

Posted by: Ted K at May 4, 2005 11:49 AM
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