Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim. (Unlike the biblically-based Jewish holidays, this is one, like Chanuka, on which orthodox Jews such as myself are allowed to blog!)
As well explained in the Book of Esther, it’s the holiday of turnabout, surprises, false identities, intrigue, perhaps some emotional legerdemain, and not a little spiritual confusion. The outcome isn’t always funny, or even fun, except perhaps in the sense of the divine comedy.
It all comes around in the end, though!
For Memorial Day, I don’t usually post much, preferring to dedicate the day to memorializing our troops. To do that
Michelle Obama is now pushing the US government to force all private daycare centers that get any federal subsidies to
Not even Al Sharpton could come up with such an effortless shakedown scheme. All a Muslim has to do is