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    Sam Raimi

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    October 23, 1959 —

    Are there Jewish zombies?

    No, of course not. Zombies are not real. What a silly, silly question.

    But... if zombies were real, could there be Jewish zombies?

    If we understand zombie mythology correctly, zombies are reanimated bodies without a soul. So, if you believe one's Judaism resides in one's soul, then no, even if someone once Jewish is reanimated after death, that zombie is not Jewish.

    But could a zombie convert to Judaism? Is that even possible?

    Again, it looks like the answer is no. To convert to Judaism, you need to study. You need... a brain. (Yes, we realize Tom Arnold converted. The exception that proves the rule.) And zombies, even with their hunger for cranial eating, obviously lack a brain themselves.

    So no, no Jewish zombies.

    Perhaps Sam Raimi can address that when he inevitably comes back to zombies after the next Spider-Man...

    Verdict: Jew.

    July 25, 2009

    See Also

    Tom Arnold

    Max Brooks

    Joel and Ethan Coen

    James Franco

    Topher Grace
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