- That the first Jewish candidate for President would be the only candidate to attack Israel for what he characterized as its "disproportionate response" to the rocket attacks from Gaza in 2014 and premised that canard on the total fabrication of 40,000 deaths "caused" by Israel. He later reduced that number to 1,500 but the damage had been done.
- The presumptive so-called "Republican" candidate for President who could appear before a Jewish audience and talk about "you Jews," and, later, "you people." And, yet, there are among us, no doubt, many, many whose hatred of anything Democratic, anything Hillary, who will support this P.T. Barnum for President of the United States.
- A good friend who believes that all Democrats are evil, has convinced himself that Trump offers a "strong foreign policy." His hatred of Hillary trumps (pardon me) reason.
- That Jumping Jerry Silverman would write a paean to our Memorial Day (including a history lesson) suggesting that few, if any, of us have heard of the National Moment of Remembrance on Israel's own Memorial Day (nb, Jerry, it's Yom HaZikaron). Maybe Jerry just experienced this moment for the first time and was unaware of it himself because I would wager that almost all of us have not only heard of this somber day of recommitment but have actually experienced it.
- That the Smilin' One didn't write in celebration of Yom Ha'Atzmaut let alone call upon those of our communities which have abandoned federation support of public celebrations of Israel's birthday rededicate themselves to the centrality of Israel in our lives by renewing their sponsorship. Instead, Silverman used his message on Israel's birthday to express his own misgivings about Israel among other things.
- Some of you suggested that JFNA has an ownership interest in J-Pro, the organization that sponsored a successful annual conference a few weeks ago in Columbus Ohio. No, in fact, all JFNA does is provide office space at 25 Broadway to that organization, whose budget is so small that it needs significant additional financial support. But, you know JFNA -- "can't spare a square."
And so it goes in Lake Woebegone.