The Advocate

Jay Williams, Jr.

Flooding, three years in a row. And the last was the worst. Hurricane Irma’s storm surge battered and cascaded over the Low Battery wall. Many residents had just completed extensive home repairs caused by Matthew only to suffer worse damage from Irma. It’s enough to make you cry.

And it’s more than enough to make you angry.

By Stuart Kaufman 

“Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back.” — Deuteronomy 30:4

For Jewish boys, there is one life event that is not shared by those of the gentile persuasion — the bar mitzvah. According to Jewish law, before the age of 13, a boy’s father is responsible for his actions religiously, but when Jewish boys become 13 years old, they become accountable for their own actions and become bar mitzvah.

The Advocate

By Jay Williams, Jr.

Mesmerized by the sensational solar eclipse, some skyward-looking Charlestonians may not have realized that more than two million tourists surrounded them. Though many eclipse visitors stayed at one of the sold-out hotel rooms, thousands were lodged illegally in more than 2,500 private homes.

By Stuart Kaufman

I have had a lifelong fascination with history and archeology. It began when I was about five years old and my mother took me to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. I touched the side of the small pyramid that is on display there and said to my mother, “Just think. Some little boy just like me touched this 4,000 years ago!” It was the first of many “just thinks” in my life!

By Stuart Kaufman

As time passes, I am becoming more comfortable with Donald Trump in charge. One of the primary criteria by which I judge people (yes, I am a sentient human being and I therefore judge people) is the nature and the identity of their enemies and, as far as I am concerned, President Trump passes that test with flying colors. That Madonna, Mika Brzezinski and Maxine Waters all detest the president is sufficient to keep me on his side. His trip to Poland had the same effect on me as did Ronald Reagan’s trip to Berlin. It was a triumphant reclaiming of America’s leadership role in the Western world and it perfectly contrasted with the weak-kneed puerility of Barack Obama.

Mercury newspaper racks are located at the following locations:

The Meeting Street Inn

Clair's Service Station at 334 Folly Rd.

Harris Teeter on Houston-Northcutt Blvd.

The Square Onion in I'On

Mt. Pleasant Library on Mathis Ferry Rd.