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#421270 - 08/27/06 04:51 PM Re: Jewish Pianists
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Alright, people, it's like this:

On an individual level, that is, considered person by person, the question, "Why are there so many Jewish pianists," is really a nonsensical question. Answering it with more nonsense, as Perlman and Horowitz did, is just another way of saying, "Go away with this ridiculous question!"

That's my take, anyway.

And I accept all your thanks for not having posted any circumcision jokes.
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#421271 - 08/27/06 05:04 PM Re: Jewish Pianists
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i see it the same way, pal. "ask me a stupid question and i'll give you a stupid answer."
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#421272 - 08/27/06 06:24 PM Re: Jewish Pianists
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Palindrome:


On an individual level, that is, considered person by person, the question, "Why are there so many Jewish pianists," is really a nonsensical question. Answering it with more nonsense, as Perlman and Horowitz did, is just another way of saying, "Go away with this ridiculous question!"
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I don't think the Horowitz reply was in response to "Why are there so many Jewish pianists?"

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