Joe has a long and interesting response to my earlier post, which I would like to respond to at length, but can't until Sunday or Monday because of my commitments to both Judaism -- the imminent arrival of Shabbat -- and paganism. I'll be dressing this Halloween as Rashid Khalidi. Or something even scarier: Michael Goldfarb. If I were to be true to either character, I would probably wind up giving myself a splitting headache. 

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