11 December 2009

Brooks on Judah

Family visit today so things are a bit hectic.

Check out David Brooks today in the NYT.  He combines faith, culture, history, politics and embraces the inherent ambiguity of each:

Tonight Jewish kids will light the menorah, spin their dreidels and get their presents, but Hanukkah is the most adult of holidays. It commemorates an event in which the good guys did horrible things, the bad guys did good things and in which everybody is flummoxed by insoluble conflicts that remain with us today. It’s a holiday that accurately reflects how politics is, how history is, how life is.
Read the rest here.

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