Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at firstname.lastname@example.org with his or her mailing address).
This week’s winner is Rabbi Andy Bachman, for defending me in choosing the Green Bay Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers (to root for, not necessarily to win): “Joshua, no name calling. Only respect here. I submit to you Charles ‘Buckets’ Goldenberg, who, granted, didn’t start a hedge fund after his stellar career with the Packers but made his dime the old-fashioned Jewish way—with food. My grandparents used to take us to eat in Buckets’ restaurant often and I can testify that his food caused less indigestion that most questionable investments in the last decade.”
Rabbi Bachman, of Congregation Beth Elohim, will receive Joseph Telushkin’s biography of another great Jewish teacher.