Three good pieces today about presidential candidates:
Hillary Clinton and women with bedrock competence.
Bob Herbert on misogyny.
The Mitt Romney everyone hoped he could be.
Dunash ibn Tamim was an astronomer, grammarian, and physician, who served as court physician to the Fatimite caliphs of Kairouan (now in Tunisia).
Dunash ben Labrat ha-Levi was a poet, commentator, and grammarian, who among many other accomplisments composed Dror Yikra, a song for the Jewish Sabbath still commonly sung today.