Jewish mysticism (especially the Kabbalah) seeks to define the quintessence of the universe and the human being. So do Jewish comics.
One such Jewish comic has found Pandora's Lunch Box and the astounding results are soon to be printed on placemats everywhere.
As it turns out, Jewish deli food is the secret to our very nature and purpose of existence.
Seth Front, a Jewish comic and film writer, seems to have a Lox, er, lock on who we all really "are". While waiting for a delicious (and cheap) meal of Jewish comfort food (Chinese), Seth stared at the Chinese placemat before him and had a vision.
Seth was transported to the fringes of the universe where he met each of the Chinese Zodiac animals on the placemat. The "Year of the..." critters allowed him a glimpse into the core of the human soul and his own successful eCommerce venture.
Someone at the next table munched on a crunchy noodle and Seth suddenly awakened. Literally.
A good Rabbi's son, Seth now knew his own true calling; to use his Jewish heritage, innate love of Chinese food and Jewish Deli food to help humanity understand each other a little better plus make a little coin for himself.
And, so, The Jewish Zodiac was born - along with a fantastically branded marketing concept.
New to the world of Astrology, Seth has done a remarkable job of creating 12 new Zodiac Signs with which we can all gain personal insights, chuckle about over an egg cream and decide what we want for lunch. Hey, that's no spiritual chopped liver.
The Jewish Zodiac Signs and their corresponding years are as follows:
- Year of the Bagel - 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
- Year of the Black and White - 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012
- Year of the Blintz - 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006
- Year of the Chicken Soup - 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
- Year of the Chopped Liver - 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969,1981, 1993, 2005
- Year of the Egg Cream - 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
- Year of the Knish - 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013
- Year of the Latke - 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007
- Year of the Lox - 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014
- Year of the Pastrami - 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011
- Year of the Pickle - 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009
- Year of the Schmear - 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010
Many humble thanks to the fine fellas of TheChineseQuest.com for sharing Seth's hilarious, yet true, Jewish Zodiac Signs.
L'chaim to you wonderful readers and Mazal Tov to Seth!