This Week’s Links

  • Indiana Jones, err, archaeologists discovered a 2,600 year-old bulla bearing the name “Gedaliah ben Pashur” in the City of David. It may or may not be the key to a secret compartment with killer mummies.  [JUF]
  • You’re my hero! Israeli firefighters, during what was obviously a very effective training exercise in France, saved a girl from drowning. [Ynet]
  • Israeli had a shot at Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, but chose to nab Adolf Eichmann. [JPost]
  • How did Jews feel about slavery in America? [MyJewishLearning]
  • Some vandals in Pennsylvania were planning on lighting a swastika of flames in the driveway of Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, PA. [Exponent]
  • The Reform movement has accepted the Hekhsher Tzedek, an initiative Conservative Jews passed in response to the ongoing AgriProcessors saga. [Failed Messiah]
  • “We were freaking out about whether we’d be able to return for school.” Hear how displaced Jewish students at Tulane made do after evacuation for Hurricane Gustav. [Hillel]
  • “Please stop at the gate and say hello (peace) to the guard.” Israeli signs and bumper stickers can be quite, quite glib. [DovBear]
  • Are comics really that Jewish? [MixedMultitudes]
  • A “Peace Team” of Israelis and Palestinians will compete together at this year’s Australian Football League International Cup. [Ha'aretz]
  • Most Americans believe in divine intervention. I didn’t write that. [CNN]
Photo by view from 5’2″.

Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

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