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The Official Organism of the Jewish Exile is…

Posted by Oyster on January 23, 2007

Jewish chicken The chicken!


It’s scientific name is ‘Gallus gallus‘. 🙂 And as any Torah student will tell you, when the Hebrew word is repeated, it is for heavy emphasis. Dem Galus schleppin’, indeed.
Is this the start of a theory for why home-sick Jews relied so much on chicken soup (what many Russians term ‘Jewish penicillin’) ? Is penicillin derived from a related Jewish organism? This sounds like a fertile start for scientific inquiry…


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