The Last Word

Mick Nicks Ks for Kabbalah

A published report out of Europe reveals that Mick Jagger started to get into the Kabbalah movement, but retreated when it was suggested he contribute 10 percent of concert proceeds to the controversial calling. All giving new meaning, of course, to the understanding that a rolling stone gathers – and gives – no moss – and Kabbalah gets no satisfaction.

'Odd,' but True: Just Ask Dr. Ruth

Here's an odd couple of Jews: With sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Jack Klugman at adjacent stalls hawking their wares at BookExpo America, you knew sparks had to fly – nonsexually speaking, of course.

Indeed, Klugman, displaying Tony and Me, his self-published tome on the long friendship he shared with the late Tony Randall, was greeted by Westheimer with a warm if wacky reproach for his long-running TV partnership with Randall, according to Associated Press:

"I told Jack that the biggest fight I had with my late husband was because of him, because he was always watching 'The Odd Couple' " on TV.

"I love Jack, but I don't believe you should watch 'The Odd Couple' while you make love. Watch it before, or after."

Well, there are the 30-second commercials …

Biff, Chaz Can't Hold a Shabbat Candle to Harry

The truth is out there – no, not in "The Ex-Files" divorce papers, but on bookshelves lined with tomes about the single life.

Kristina Grish's Boy Vey! The Shiksa's Guide to Dating Jewish Men – with such titles as "You Won't Meet Him in Wyoming" – is a primer for perky Protestants on how to go gentile into the night – and pick up a nice Jewish boy in the process.

The author – who is Presbyterian – reportedly, by the way, is currently involved with a gentile herself, despite protests by her publicist that it could be bad for business.

The tsk-tsk you hear about all this is from Jewish boys' mothers everywhere … sitting in the dark.

A Pack-Rat Reunion

How do you preserve the first belly lint from your baby? Which detergent is best to get Aunt Gail's lingering halitosis out of your sweater? What do you have to do to get your foreskin returned intact?

None of these but many other questions will be answered at "Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms and Other Prized Possessions," June 26, at 1 p.m., at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Don Williams and Louisa Jagger, who wrote the book on the topic, will be available for discussion; afterward, specialists from Freeman's Auction House will offer appraisals of whatever ya got.

None of them, it should be noted – the authors or the appraisers – are mohels.



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