Are you riveted by the Trump impeachment hearings?
“On Friday, instead of cleaning for Shabbat, I found myself riveted and completely spellbound by the testimony of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. But something else struck me — the raw power of the question as a form. The idea, old as the Greeks and deeply present in the Talmud, that question followed by question can lead us to truth.
I was sure everyone else was riveted too, but I knew that wasn’t the case. The day before, a major news organization had tweeted that the hearings lacked the pizzazz to hold viewers’ attention:
What is pizzazz, you ask? …
Perhaps what was riveting was not questions—as I had originally thought—but details. This tiny moment in a conversation; that exact weapon and how much it cost. This amount of aid and how long it was held up for.
Sure, anyone with a strong Jewish education is immersed in the question form; Biblical commentators like Rashi, for instance, build their commentary on making the reader identify the question at hand. …”
I don’t even like Trump.
I agree this is nothing but a boring partisan witch hunt though. It is entertainment for the same Jews who were enthralled with the Russia conspiracy hoax and the Mueller Report. No one else and least of all Trump’s base is paying any attention to this. It probably helps him.