Yaakov Kirschen, who is the Dry Bones creator wrote this to accompany his most recent cartoon:
Today's offering is an attempt to get a smile in a sad cartoon. For it to "work" you've got to read the punchline with a "Jewish accent".My calling calling Pollard an "eccentric uncle" is for the same reason. There's an irony.
Early on after Pollard had been jailed by the Americans, then MK Geula Cohen was among the first prominent Israelis to support him. My husband worked for her at the time and was sent to visit him in prison. They became friendly, and if Pollard had been released during that time, he very possibly would have had been our guest at a Passover Seder.
Although, we're not among the present free Jonathan Pollard activists, we haven't forgotten him. He's still invited to our Seder, and we pray to greet him when the Americans finally release him. His imprisonment is a sign that United States Jewry isn't truly free. They are slaves to America, like the Jewish People were once slaves to Pharaoh. And that form of slavery isn't geographic; it's in the mind.
- It's the mentality, culture, value system.
- It's asking advice and help from an Obama.