The question of why so many Jews have been so good at making money is a touchy one. For hundreds of years, it has been fraught with suspicion, denial, resentment, guilt, self-hatred and violence. No wonder Jews and gentiles alike are so uncomfortable confronting Jewish capitalistic competence. Still, in his slim essay collection “Capitalism and […]
The anticipation was palpable…what would he say? What would it do? Is this what we’ve been waiting for? Experts surmised, pundits pontificated while the population pondered: whither change?
For some, there was immediate disillusionment. Others, compelled by loyalty to the “brand,” made excuses for lackluster delivery. Who could blame them? When hopes set [...]
Lemony Snicket penned thirteen fictional tomes chronicling the “Series of Unfortunate Events” involving the Baudelaire Orphans. Central to his saga is the relentless villain Count Olaf, determined to appropriate the fortune of three children whose parents he first murdered. Foiled in his initial attempt to seize their inheritance, Olaf repeatedly disguises himself hoping that, transformed, [...]