Madonna would do it for me; but Britney is also good for scaring pirates
“Good Faith Gesture”
Palestinian prisoners Arab Muslim terrorists and mass-murderers of the worst kind, some held in Israeli jails for more than two decades, were released to their families in a “gesture of good faith” by Israel’s government.
Strange Â that no ‘good faith gestures’ are ever demanded of the Pals.
RIP Lou Reed
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, the Vatican’s culture minister, on Monday tweeted out a verse from Reed’s song “Perfect Day.” On his Twitter account @CardRavasi he wrote: “Oh, it’s such a perfect day/ I’m glad I spend it with you/ Oh, such a perfect day/ You just keep me hanging on (Lou Reed).”
Lou Reed is why I’m a rabbiÂ (EoZ)
This musical journey of Lou Reedâ€”one that in 1965 accompanied Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitableâ€”is what inspired me along my path to the rabbinate.Â Through his music as life, Lou Reed reminded me of that annual obligation of crossing all boundaries with the utter seriousness of carnivale that Jews still call Purimâ€”that “Halloween Parade”.That same album New York from 1989 is where Lou confronts the Nazi fugitives like Kurt Waldheim and anti-Semitic candidates like Jesse Jackson, so that with “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim” Lou dares to remove the mask! Reed saw the absurdity of life surrounding him and despite it allâ€”following Fackenheim’s call for the 614th commandment not to grant Hitler a posthumous victoryâ€”he embraced life!Â May the memory of rock n’ roll animal, Louis Rabinowitzâ€”Lou Reed, be a blessing, and in the final words of the Warsaw Ghetto rebbe in 1943: Es zol zich zingen a shira â€”“So shall the song sing itself.”