By Sally Julian
One Saturday morning, as I was sitting listening to the weekly Torah (bible) portion, I had an astounding revelation -- a revelation that there is a human compulsion towards capitalism that goes as far back as biblical times. The portion, Numbers 11: 4-9, told the story of manna from heaven.
"... and the children of Israel also wept on their part and said: "Would that we were given flesh to eat! We remember the fish, which we were wont to eat in Egypt; ... the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic; but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all; we have naught save this manna to look to[.]"
What a tale of woe. But why? Manna tasted like rich cream. It was supposed to be delicious. When the dew fell at night, the manna fell with it. Th
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