Saturday, March 21, 2009

If The Seven Dwarfs Were Jewish

How do you pass the time on a long Shabbos afternoon when one daughter is sick and the other is bored?
Play "If...then..."
For example: "If the Seven Dwarfs were Jewish, then their names would be..."
We came up with:
Shloofy (Sleepy)
Kvetchy (Grumpy)
Gezundheit (Sneezy)
Can you help us out with the rest?


open the gates said...

Got two possiblilties: How about Raphael (Doc) and Simcha (Happy)?

Still thinking about Dopey and Bashful...

SuperRaizy said...

Raphael is a bit of a stretch, I think. But I like Simcha!
(Actually, I suggested "My son, the Doctor" for Doc, but my kids had no idea what I was talking about.)

Emah S said...


Lion of Zion said...

i guess i'd have to ask first what are the names of the other dwarfs

Maya said...

haha... great question!

what is the "simple one" called during the seder? "Tam"? That could be a good name for Dopey... that, or "shlemeil," "putzi," "yutzy," or any of the other colorful yiddish expressions for "fool" :)

The Leader, Garnel Ironheart said...

But wouldn't that raise Yichud issues with Snow White and all?

SuperRaizy said...

Emah S.-
Oh, I like Shlumpy! Which one would that apply to?
I'm shocked- shocked I say!- that you don't know the names of the 7 dwarfs. I thought you were a wordly guy! Their names are Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Grumpy, Dopey, and Doc.
OK let's go with "Yutzy" for Dopey.
Well, I've always thought that there was something funky going on in that cottage anyway.

RivkA with a capital A said...

Dopey would obviously be "shlemiel"

"yutzy" has a more negative connotation, and Dopey is kind of a poor fool, you know, a shlemiel. So, Shmiely, if you want to end with a "y."

Baila said...

What was that old joke about the difference between a Shlmiel and Shlmazal?

open the gates said...

The shlemiel accidentally dumps the soup in the shlemazl's lap. And the yutz laughs about it.