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A Friday Night Ride With the Kosher Krusher

It’s time to bring more non-Jews into the faith.

Arnold M. Eisen, Wanted: Converts to Judaism, Wall Street Journal

FULTON, Ohio.  It’s the opening night at the Fulton County Fair in this tiny town in northwest Ohio, and the grandstands are packed for the first round of the event that is the annual highlight of this rural chivaree–Demolition Derby. 1,188 more words


Silver Sword spiked: surprise deletion from school reading list

Teachers preparing for a return to school later this week expressed themselves flabbergasted by a Government decision to ban childhood classic, “The Silver Sword”, by Ian Serraillier, from reading lists this autumn. 247 more words


To be or not to be (Labour):that is the question

Labour Party supporters were this evening shocked and dismayed to learn that officials had decided to cancel the leadership election and hand the decision over to George Osborne “in perpetuity” – or at least until such time as someone could work out what the party actually stood for. 191 more words


The Old Curmudgeon Meets the Boy in the Boat

A Thursday afternoon in August and, like a lot of other paper-shufflers in Boston, I sneak out of the office for the 4:30 train from South Station.  1,577 more words


Spoof: Tracking the Sensex Crash in a Biz Channel

What follows is a figment of the author’s imagination

 In the office of a ing business news channel:

“Okay, we go in with the dark look… 868 more words