Thursday, January 06, 2005

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sherlock Holmes!

It's also Twelfth Night, or day, or whatever. Good times all around.

Question: Is Mr. Sharon at all embarrassed at the fact that his plans are proceeding only through outright bribery? Are the charedim of Israel, their parties, or their leaders at all embarrassed that they are the eager recipients of such bribery?

Likely answer: No. No, they're not. (See here to see how ridiculous it can get.)

3 comments:

Sussman said...

I am supposing that you think giving government money to anti-government private religious schools is a bad act either because it violates a principle or it has bad consequences.

What if the only way to stop the disengagement, which you vehemently oppose, was to do precisely that? What if the shoe were on the other foot?

For example, if a party opposed to the disengagement were in power, and had to form a coalition to stay in power, which would prevent the disengagement, and the only way to do that is to buy the haredim off? What would you do in that case?

Liz said...

Yo. Blogged on today for the first time in 5 months or so. Lots about you too. :-)

Anonymous said...

Incidentally, I used to have a huge crush on Sherlock Holmes. (The guy that played on A & E. What is it with me and old guys?)