Oh, a special welcome to the weekend, marking the end of an especially frenetic time at work (to be resumed on Sunday) and a family visit (to be concluded on Sunday). We’re going to have a nice Shabbat, with a rest, food, family and friends. And being thankful for how lucky we are – as a dip into the headlines of today will surely confirm.
Elsewhere, the mad, mad, mad world continues to go round. The following selection of links can only give you a tiny perspective, but hopefully a worthwhile one.
- At 98, Kirk Douglas the poet emerges
- Bassem Eid on UNRWA’s enablement of radical Islam
- Headline of the week
- John Lennon’s Edinburgh connection
- Three bad apples