Happy May Day – enjoy this English/Yiddish ditty from Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird. It’s called “March of the jobless corps / Arbetslozer Marsh” and seems perfectly appropriate for May Day and basically any time while President Trump is in office. The band is based in Berlin but Kahn
3000 years of Jewish history in under 4 minutes! Imagine all kinds of strangers coming into your house, taking it over and leaving a giant mess, until the next group of people pop by… how crazy would that be? Pretty fucking crazy actually. Welcome to the history of the Jews.
Talking politics or religion was always discouraged in polite company. The idea was that these divisive topics would create unpleasant disagreements whose tone and timber would be unacceptable. As much as this has always been the case, it seems like current political and religious discourse has never been more divisive.