October 27, 2005

by Andrew Silow-Carroll
A mock trial without mockies*

The NJ Jewish News reports today that the National High School Mock Trial Championship board, at its regularly scheduled fall meeting in Oklahoma City on Oct. 14 and 15, passed a motion that would bar any scheduling accomodation for teams that are Sabbath-observant.

This follows a He-brouhaha last year in which Torah Academy of Bergen County won the NJ state title, and would not have been able to compete until the North Carolina hosts agreed to let them take part a day earlier. Apparently, the Mock Trial Machers didn't go for it, so day schools are out of luck.

* Does anyone under the age of 65 recognize "mockie" as an anti-Jewish slur (just checking -- and registering www.mockie.org just in case some hip Brooklyn Jews plan on starting a literary journal.


as a Brooklyn native and almost 65, I do recall Irish kids in my neighborhood calling us "mockie bastards" but we were in a tough Neighborhood, so we had tough Jews, i was one of them. So, we called them "Irish Micks' and promptly went over to their Catholic schools at night and marked up their statues of Jesus and Mary with dirty words.
They hated us, we hated them. The wonderful Catholic church taught them to hate Jews, that where it came from. Catholics hate everyone that isn't catholic, same exists today.
You think anything has changed?


Jeff Warren
Mill Valley, Ca

Posted by: Jeff Warren at February 28, 2010 5:31 PM
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