Friday, August 22, 2014
Lang lebe der Kaiser!
My good buddy the scholar Josh Harrison בעמ"ס Chakira Blog mentioned to me today that he wanted a good picture of the late great Kaiser Franz Josef I יר"ה, ז"ל. He wants to be a "good Austro-Hungarian patriot," he says. The Kaiser was a great friend of the Jews, and not for nothing did the number of Jews under his rule grow from 700,00 to 1.225 Million. They simply wanted to live under his protection. How right he is! Where else do we hear people telling jokes and anecdotes a hundred years after a man passes on? You ever heard the one about the Polish king? me neither. But we all know the joke about the Kaiser hearing the news of his imminent arrival in town in the Mikveh. So I decided to join his new Kaiserphile movement. I printed out the picture you see above on my printer that's at the end of the cartridge and hung it up on my office wall. Not very glamorous, the office. I know. So there. I'm now a proud member.