Only a Jew will get this! LMBO!!!!
I enjoyed it greatly—and I’m Catholic (but I teach Scripture and have a great admiration for rabbinic exegesis, thought I don’t know it nearly as well as I would like). There are similar strands of funny legalism in some schools of Catholic theology. I have a great work of moral theology (four volumes) by a Jesuit from the late 1930’s that has huge lacunae of many sorts, but is worth the purchase price for the paragraphs explaining where and why beavers are fish.
...or those with enough Jewish friends. (Do I have a minyan yet?)
I’m a Christian and I get it. Love you, Marie. Meeeery Christmas. HO ho ho. : )