Friday, July 21, 2006

A New Definition of Hutzpah

The classic definition of the Hebrew word hutzpah is one who kills his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan.

A friend of mine just suggested a new definition of hutzpah based on the following item from the radio news. It seems that an imam who had been deported from the UK to Lebanon for having preached in favor of suicide bombing came to the ship that was evacuating British subjects from the country, claiming that he, too, had the right to live in safety.

The British had enough good sense to throw him out.

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