Update: January 18. 2013: Excellent video link provided by reader, Karen Kress.
Not to brag, but it only took me 18 months to find a good butcher in Jerusalem. And I really didn’t find it on my own. Our good friends, Eddie and Lisa Putnam (we miss them), told us about the place, Shoshani and Son on Emek Refaim in the German Colony, a family business operating there since 1952.
Shoshani’s prices are reasonable, the beef is (sometimes) marbled with fat, they stock real brisket and…..they speak English!
When I mentioned to the owner that he, his son and his brother looked very much alike, he answered…
You have insulted my help.”
Coincidence? Because it happens that I was thinking about insults, or a particular insult, as I walked to their shop that morning. Passing well-dressed Israeli children on their way to school, young working adults rushing to catch buses, dog owners exercising their pets and drivers exercising their inviolate Israeli right to lean on their car horns, I thought about the insulting myth of “apartheid Israel.”
Israel isn’t blameless in this ongoing tragedy but the apartheid myth is a lie. It is topical for one reason, racial and religious enmity toward Jews. [Read more…]