Eli Valley’s “The Four Sons.”(Eli Valley/Forward)
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Passover Funny Business

Haggadah parodies continue

Marc Tracy
April 15, 2011
Eli Valley’s “The Four Sons.”(Eli Valley/Forward)

Yesterday, in Tablet Magazine, Eddy Portnoy traced the history of Jews using the familiar, rigid structure of the Haggadah as a vehicle for parody. While Portnoy’s focus was on the Yiddish press of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, there are still Jews and there is still Passover and, therefore, there is still satire that borrows from the Passover book. Here are three examples that caught my eye in the past 24 hours. If anyone has seen more, do leave ’em in the comments.

• What really gets asked during the Four Questions. [The New Yorker]

• Ten Jewish car writers on the ten automotive plagues. [VF]

• Eli Valley on what the Four Sons ask today. [Forward]

Paschal Lampoon [Tablet Magazine]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.