Bris Milah Was All That Stopped McCain from Converting to Yiddishkeit


mccainSenior Republican senator John McCain was considering converting to Yiddishkeit until former Senator Joseph Lieberman told him he would have to undergo a bris milah, according to a report in the New York Times.

The former presidential candidate said that he was converting to Judaism at an event arranged in honor of Senator Lieberman after he departed from the Senate.

“Everyone was saying Joe’s the most wonderful guy, the usual —- you hear,” McCain is quoted as having said. So I got up, I was the last guy, and I say: ‘I’m here to announce that I’m converting to Judaism. Because for all these years with Joe, I’ve had to eat that ——- salmon. I had to ride the —- Shabbat elevator. I’ve observed Shabbat to a point where I couldn’t even ride in a ——- car. I’ve had all of the —- associated with this religion, and I’ve gotten not a single benefit. So I’m converting to Judaism.'”

Lieberman then told McCain he would have to undergo “a proper bris.” That seemed to put the kibosh on McCain’s plan to become one of us.

Too bad. Maybe another time.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. So the Ikaar of being connected with haShem frightened him! Fine! Yiddishkeit is not for him! Let him just keep the 67 he’s required and detz it! Shalom Al Yisroel.

  2. I am so frustrated by the lack of performance by the Miami Dolphins, today, that I am no longer a fan! How can they stink up the joint with the playoffs on the line? They do this every year! How can they lose to the Bills?

  3. Boy, how gullible people can be.
    Can’t you tell when someone is being sarcastic?
    It was a party to say goodbye to Lieberman so you say nice things about him etc etc and of course you say he’s such a great guy I also want to be like him…
    Its a joke… get it ???

  4. Reminds me,years ago when I lived in London,and a non-Jewish work colleage asked me quite innocently “tell me,what else is there to you’re religion besides not eating pork,going home early on Fridays and driving a Volvo?” I answered him “that’s it actually,to be honest”.So even though I never “put him off”by mentioning bris miloh,as far as I know he still never converted.

  5. McCain is not even running for president anymore. Maybe he could have said this during his first run and all the Jews would have voted for him then our pesent president. This way we would not have this nachash on our backs now.