Two big Hoorays for the Juden!
First of all, Gloria Steinem on Bill Maher. She’s still sassy, smart, pulled together and right on. You look at her and all you can think is, “You did it, sister.”
Gloria Steinem was the keynote speaker at my alma mater not long after I graduated. I remember getting a copy of her speech from Tufts. And I was quite impressed.
Here it is:
I think men are still unnerved by her. It’s fascinating.
Today, while on my five mile neighborhood walk that passes by the homes of many an Orthodox Jew, I saw all sorts of rabble rousing going on. Kids in costumes. Faces painted with funny designs. Children all excited like it was Halloween. Houses were shaking with old Hebrew folk songs. Visitors entered the houses singing. It was so fun. I stopped a mother and her gussied up kids and I asked her, “What is the name of this holiday?” And she said “Purim. That’s why everyone is dressed up so crazy.” She was the happiest Orthodox woman I’ve ever met. She appeared joyful when talking about her scampering children. I think these Orthodox people should celebrate Purim bi-monthly. Way to go, Esther!