Opinion | Returning A Mensch to the White House
“In this age of pandemics and polarization, it may be hard to envision. But it’s not a mystery. Someone who prizes decency and embodies dignity. Someone who exercises empathy and exhibits patience and understanding. Someone who lives, breathes and acts on the basic beliefs which are unique to Jewish tradition and universal in application—to pursue justice, welcome the stranger, open your hand and your heart to the needy and love your neighbor.”
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I’m going to need more wine to make it to January 20.
Would that be wine from Israel, Danny? I’m no oh-no-file, so maybe you or someone else can check out some vintages (see IsraelWineBlog.com) and tell me which are worthwhile…
Come to think of it, wine and Judaism would be a great subject for the new food and food-history section we’re adding to the magazine (that would be Moment). Be sure to see our next issue for the scoop on chicken soup — not so much how to make it as how to think about it.
I’ll raise my Obamatinis and Mavericktinis to that 🙂