I have to say, I breathed a sigh of relief when news came across that the election's been a resounding success in Iraq. And then got all choked up as I heard the president's speech and read more reports in The Corner (check it out). One nice piece from there can be found here.
You know what's hilarious? Wendy Shalit writes a piece in today's New York Times Book Review. (No, not the funny part.) I'm sure I wasn't the only one to think, "Hmm! She finally resurfaces!" (Still not the funny part- patience!.) What's funny is that the Times actually includes a special note not only acknowledging that the wunderkind had dropped off the face of the Earth- but more importantly, answering the second thing that popped into my- and, I'm sure, many others'- minds: "Is she married?" Welcome to the velt, NY Times.
Speaking of books, this link is not for the easily offended (hat tip to Stephen M. T.).
I'm trying to find a clean link to the new Rashi stamp from France. Can't yet. It's very nice, though.