Impressive work, but a little territorial. (DO NOT TELL THEM if you get a second opinion!!!!)
During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump proclaimed at a rally that Hillary Clinton “got schlonged” in the 2008 primaries. Schlong, when used as a noun, is a Yiddish word for penis—and a pretty vulgar one at that. But when used as a verb, is it even a word?
“You know when we are talking about surgical operations, we have in mind scalpels. When you talk surgical operations, you seem to think of chisel and ten-pound hammer.”
In our last issue, we wrote about genetic diseases that affect those of Jewish ancestry. We also asked our readers to share their experiences with genetic testing. They told us about the anticipation, worry and—hopefully—relief involved in the process.
When white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville this summer, they shouted, “You will not replace us!”—eventually shifting the phrase, alarmingly, to “Jews will not replace us!” For most watching across the country, the protesters’ blatant expressions of prejudice were deeply unnerving. But where do their slogans come from, and what are they trying to convey?
Tell us about your encounters with genetic testing.