Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bob Dylan, and the Nobel Prize in Literature

Congratulations to the remarkable and brilliant Bob Dylan, concerning his Nobel Prize. I will confess I've been hopeful, for some time, that novelist Philip Roth would receive the award--and one hopes this will still happen--but the news about Mr. Dylan is, nonetheless, very exciting.

Monday, October 10, 2016

From a Washington Post story, after the second debate

From October 10th, in The Post: "Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon wrote on Twitter, 'So if Trump wins, he will put his opponent in jail. If he loses the system is rigged. Either way, he is a threat to democracy.' ”

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Recommended Reading: "Preparing Your Heart for the High Holy Days"

In that Judaism's High Holy Days are taking place, at this writing, it is perhaps a bit late to recommend this book; a significant part of it concerns the month leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  Yet I've read Preparing Your Heart for the High Holy Days, by Kerry M. Olitzky and Rachel T. Sabath, a couple of times, and enjoyed it very much.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Arizona Republic's endorsement

From an editorial, posted Tuesday night on the website of The Arizona Republic:

"Since The Arizona Republic began publication in 1890, we have never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president. Never. This reflects a deep philosophical appreciation for conservative ideals and Republican principles.

"This year is different.

"The 2016 Republican candidate is not conservative and he is not qualified.

"That’s why, for the first time in our history, The Arizona Republic will support a Democrat for president."

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shimon Peres

I'm very saddened by the death of Shimon Peres, who had suffered a stroke two weeks ago; he was 93.

Monday, September 19, 2016

The documentary "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War," Tuesday night, on PBS

I'm looking forward to seeing the new documentary "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War," which airs Tuesday on PBS (September 20th) at 9 p.m. (Eastern time). The film's Executive Producer is the enormously talented Ken Burns. Mr. Burns is also the film's co-director (with Artemis Joukowsky).