Comment of the Week
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This week’s winner is “Jay A Friedman,” whose take on the Australian boycott of Israeli chocolate chain Max Brenner included this parenthetical gem: “I have been boycotting chocolate for the past three months—since I went on my diet and I am proud to say that I have thus far lost 12 KG.”
For his tension-breaking candor—and to celebrate his impressive weight loss of more than 25 pounds—Mr. Friedman gets a copy of Melvin Konner’s The Jewish Body.
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