Peggy Noonan called the removal of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson’s stained-glass windows from Washington, D.C., a “shonda.” Say what?
A Tel Aviv coffee shop is offering free challahs for those who need them by leaving challahs on café tables for an hour each Friday afternoon.
“Of course, in the context of Russian history the word has a strongly anti-Semitic tinge.”
Perhaps what was most chilling about the Roman coins were the slogans. “Rome Reborn” sounded like a precursor of “Make America Great Again.”
“Yiddish writers were among those who famously suffered because of the Hebrew-or-nothing attitude.”
“A lot of women writers aren’t political in the same way male Israeli writers are; for women it’s more of the internal politics.”
“Trump voters are learning that his promises were not covenants. Unfortunately, the only person this president keeps covenants with is himself.”
“Covered in hearts, the Love Car is a form of moving graffiti.”
“Unelected” was first used in 1776. Other words first used during that year include “slaveholder,” “regime,” “sour cream” and “killjoy.”
Before “mushlam, the word I noticed suddenly popping up everywhere was “migvan,” or “selection.”