Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happy Shushan Purim 5778!

For Those Who Dwell in Walled Cities: And for those who have therein dwelt. And for those who may therein dwell in the not-too-distant future.

The [Jewish Daily] Forward's Backward 2018 Purim Edition has just, on the eve of Purim Eve, published this expose ~
Jared Kushner’s Dad Offers Advice About Life In The Big House — Not The White House 
In a major scoop, the Backward recovered the following letter from soiled McDonald’s boxes in the White House trash cans. 
Dear Jared, 
As I’ve watched you over the last two years, your entry into public life, I’ve thought about how much you really are like your old man. 
You work harder than everyone around you. You’re devoted to family. You’re not afraid to take risks when you think it’s worth it. 
And, judging by the recent reports, you’re going to be spending time in federal prison, just like I did. 
I’m writing to you now, father to son, because I love you, and I want what’s best for you. I understand what you’re going through. I’ve been there. 
You collaborated with Russian intelligence operatives and worked to undermine this nation’s democracy while trying to secure sweetheart foreign investment deals for the family real estate business. 
I secretly videotaped a prostitute sleeping with my brother-in-law and then sent the tape to the rest of the family. 
Why? Because both of us knew that it was the right thing to do.
To read more - plenty more! - click here.
But in the meantime ~ 

And now ...

a musical interlude ....

El Dia de Purim is the 3rd track off Sarah Aroeste's bilingual (Ladino/English) holiday album, Together/Endjuntos (Sept 2017).
          Biva yo, biva el Rey             Long life to me, long live the King,
          Bivan todos Israel                 Long live all of Israel
          Biva la Reyna Ester              Long live Queen Esther
          Ke mos dyo tanto plazer       Who gave us so much pleasure

Which leaves us with T'ruah, usually
The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

But it's [Shushan] Purim ... so here is
T'ruah's Prayer for the Affordable Care Act

Think you've got it bad?
At the White House, the situation is


And as they celebrate in Acoma,
Abq Jew wishes us all

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