According to Egyptian cleric Safwat Higazi, Starbucks Coffee has been using its "siren" logo to promote Jewish history's lovely Queen Esther.
Who knew? All this time, I thought it was a picture of a mermaid. (I guess Queen Esther is just preparing a couple of really nice salmon for Maahi Kabab for Shabbat.)
Thank you, Safwat Higazi, for bringing to the world's attention that Starbucks is as holy as all those folks on line at the airport coffee shops have always said it was. I will never again make fun of someone who orders a Venti Grande Macchiato Cappuccino with a Quad.
Don't I always say that the first cup of coffee in the morning deserves it's very own bracha?
Another good article on this subject is by Melanie Phillips, entitled "The Protocols of the Elders of Coffee." My favorite line is "Ah yes, Starbucks: home of the Zionist genocidal apartheid bean."Kudos to my children in the States for rushing out and buying for me the Holy Queen Esther Coffee Mugs. The coffee really does taste better now, guys.