Making Chelm Great Again
Note: In Ashkenazi Jewish folklore, Chelm functions as an imaginary town of fools. The following piece, which I wrote in February of 2017 after Trump’s election, continues in that tradition. It was originally published in The Forward in their community blog, which they compassionately created in order to burden the pockets of their writers with less money.
I recently remembered I had written this and thought I would share it again here. I am hoping we are ready to laugh a little now with that particular nightmare behind us, though of course this tale…