As one astute reader noted, it’s hard to imagine JTS great Solomon Schechter or Louis Finkelstein doing the kind of Bert and Ernie Purim spoof that JTS Chancellor Arnold Eisen and midrash professor Burton Visotzky (Burt and Arnie — get it?) just put out talking about the sizes of their respective hamentaschen.
Eisen: Are you saying, Burt, that you have a small hamantaschen and I have a big hamantaschen?
Visotzky: I’m saying that yours is huge… How about if I take a bite out of yours and then it will be closer in size to mine?
You can’t make this stuff up.