‘You fool of a Took!’ said nobody, gazing in joy at the skyscraper-turned-evil-eye.
According Meir Soloveichik, J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings indicate that he based Middle Earth’s dwarves on Jews.
Every year, a great day dawns on Middle Earth: September 22, or Hobbit Day, for those who didn’t grow up on a steady diet of tales of rings, angry wizards, and small creatures with big feet.
Not all bearded, money-grubbing dwarves are evil, anti-Semitic stand-ins for Jews. As it turns out, J.R.R. Tolkien was something of a Judeophile.
Shock now, irony later: The latest Siena poll shows Republican businessman Robert Turner leading Democratic state assemblyman David Weprin in the race to succeed Anthony Weiner in New York’s 9th Congressional District by a healthy 50%-44% margin.