JewishWorldReview: Jews have big mouths. Put those big mouths in a society that reveres freedom of speech and it’s a sight to behold.
On the whole, it’s a wonderful attribute. We analyze everything, we criticize endlessly, we kvetch, we yell, we do everything but shut up. It’s as if we’re taking revenge on all those centuries when we often had to watch what we said.
Here, in the land of the First Amendment, keeping quiet is no longer a Jewish ailment.
I’m always amused when I hear an American Jew complain, “They’re trying to shut me up!” I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been able to shut a Jew up.
But in this column, I will try.