Curiously, many Leap Day customs have revolved around romance and marriage. Tradition holds that in 5th-century Ireland, St. Bridget lamented to St. Patrick that women were not allowed to propose marriage to men. So legend has it that St. Patrick designated the only day that does not occur annually, February 29, as a day on which women would be allowed to propose to men. In some places, Leap Day thus became known as Bachelor’s Day. This tradition hopped the Irish Sea to Scotland and England, where the British added a twist—if a man rejected a woman’s proposal, he owed her a debt of several pairs of fine gloves, perhaps to hide the fact that she did not have an engagement ring. In Greek tradition, however, it is considered bad luck to marry on Leap Day, and statistics suggest that Greek couples continue to take this superstition seriously.
Well, another shit show debate for the dems, as we slip further into the point of having to love and support our crazy Jewish uncle to unseat our asshole president. Probably too late for Mike, but i am getting to like the idea of seeing Warren and her take-down skills on the debate stage taking down the asshole. Nothing could be sweeter than to see a smart and capable woman take him down.
This week in Jew News:
– A polish Jewish village history retold from a surviving family member – amazing reminder of how our heritage was nearly wiped out
– Elizabeth Warren our new Moses? Majority of Rabbis apparently donating to her cause
– More on Bernie and the Jews: Bernie good for Jews? How religious is he? Should he speak at AIPAC?
– On Culture: Why Jo Jo Rabbit is heading to a school room near you
Have a great week everyone! https://assets.forward.com/pdfs/02.28.20.pdf