In less than two months Hillary Clinton could become the first female president of the United States. A group of challah-loving girls on the block is doing everything they can to make exactly that happen: Jewish Women for Hillary.
She laughed. When our matriarch Sarah heard that she would become a mother within the next year, she laughed. And who wouldn’t? The whole notion seemed drawn from the realm of fantasy. After all, Sarah was already 90-years-old. But as G-d rhetorically asks Abraham in Genesis 18:13, “Is anything beyond Hashem?”
“She doesn’t have the look. She doesn’t have the stamina.”
Every woman who has ever been mansplained, condescended to or bullied by a louder, bigger, blustery man in a professional context was cringing last night, as Donald Trump, in the first presidential debate, interrupted Hillary Clinton 51 times. 25 of those times were in the first 26 minutes of the debate. (And then defended his bluster as evidence of a winning temperament.) And how many times did Clinton interrupt? Zero. Want to guess how many female rabbis, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals have had similar experiences? Enough that even if those women weren’t Hillary supporters to begin with they could relate to the steamrolling, and Holt’s bizarre and frustrating silence.
What is the presidential Look? More importantly, does Hillary Clinton have it?