Was Abbie Hoffman Jewish and the first to say, “Sacred Cows Make the Tastiest Hamburgers”?

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Was Abbie Hoffman the first to say, “Sacred Cows Make the Tastiest Hamburgers”?

Probably not. Some quotations repositories attribute the saying to Mark Twain. Discussions of that attribution point out that the terms “hamburger” and “sacred cow” were not current during Twain’s lifetime. Other sources trace the quip back to 1971.

The Times reports that at Hoffman’s death in 1989 his rabbi said that “sacred cows make the tastiest hamburger” was one of Hoffman’s favorite sayings. Yes, Abbie Hoffman was a Jew….

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