Oy! I begin this editorial with the eternal geschrei (shout) of the Eastern European Jews because this column is written under false pretenses. Let me explain.
The (higher) powers-that-be in the AJOB oligarchy asked me if I would write a column that included the use of Yiddish in bioethics, given that one of the target articles in this issue highlights a Yiddish word. Sounded intriguing, so I agreed. Weeks later, when I finally read the paper, it turned out the Yiddish word in question was “nudge.” […]