HANUKKAH POSTAGE STAMP ISSUED TODAY BY U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
Bad for the Jews? The inner-pessimist is reasonably certain that Agudah will not approve. (Agudah disapproves of anything, like the Leiberman VP candidiacy, that might remind gentiles that there are Jews in America) And why are the liberals defenders of the church-state wall silent? Shouldn't a Hanukka stamp infuriate them?
Meanwhile, I eagerly await a stamp for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
Update: It's already been issued - three years ago, in fact. Now, I am eagerly awaiting a stamp for The Feast of Fools, the Christian Simchat Torah.
Just remembered: I am a liberal defender of the church-state wall! So why aren't I infuriated? Good question. Here's the answer: I don't think American Jews have anything to fear from Judaism, nor is there any chance this nation of 200 million Christians might decide to establish Judaism, at the expense of Christians and their religious rights. Christianity is different. On all counts.