If only those nasty money changers and culture vultures in the seething cities below would just let them sow their wheat and do their books and raise their children up good.
Will the crisis on Wall Street, where so many Jews work, spur hostility toward Jews? Some Jews certainly seem anxious about it.
Walk down Main Street and you'll find an international corner market teeming with ethnic delights. Ring the doorbell on the house next door and you'll find yourself invited into a cozy Jewish home -- family pictures and menorah on the shelves; Shabbat candles and a tzedakah box atop the dresser. Further down the block is Bubbe's Bookstore, filled with children's books and a puppet theater. For spiritual nourishment, there's the synagogue down the block. And if you're hungry for nourishment of a more literal kind, across the street stands the Blue Bagel Cafe, where you can chow down some lunch -- falafel, pizza, even some sushi. Or, hey, take it to go and picnic underneath the giant oak tree down the street.