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The Schmooze

Wall Street Journal Correction: Moses Got Water From ‘The Rock’ Not ‘Iraq’

Filed under: hilarious misunderstandings in the Western Media about Jews, the Torah, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Wall Street Journal has issued the following correction:

Though it is amusing to think of a grieving Moses striking the entire nation of Iraq with a staff, being sprayed by water, and then mortally punished by God, he did, in fact, strike a rock.

This very Jewish correction comes on the heels of an even darker one made by the AP in the wake of a report that grieving Jewish families “would sit and shiver” (they were actually “sitting shiva,” the traditional Jewish grieving practice.)

May these corrections continue to come forth, unexpected and life-giving, like water from a rock.

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny

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