This Week’s Links

  • “The expectation to go from complete sexual inexperience to complete intercourse in one or two nights is a difficult one.” A sexual therapist works with Orthodox Jews. [A Mother in Israel]
  • Gaza’s underground smuggling includes animals for the zoo. [JPost via AP]
  • Israeli street art doesn’t have to be political, right? [Forward]
  • Jewish poet Philip Schultz was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book Failure. [Pulitzer]
  • Is it wrong for frum women to hyphenate their names? [Frum Satire]
  • “Jewish Jordan” Farmar of the Los Angeles Lakers went to Israel, met with Seeds for Peace and coached a basketball camp. [The God Blog]
  • Hitler stole almost 5,000 works of art. They’re now on display online. [International Herald via AP]
  • Bruce Ivins, a primary suspect for the 2001 anthrax killings who committed suicide last week, believed that Jews were God’s chosen people. [JTA]
  • “The largest and most ambitious exhibition of [Maurice] Sendak’s work ever presented” is on display in Philly. [Exponent]
  • The JCC of Valley Cities, CA has a new location…and it’s a church? [Jewish Journal]
  • Most heart-rendering story of the week award: A Holocaust survivor and her rescuer are living “like sisters” in Poland. [Ha’aretz via AP]
Photo by Ahron de Leeuw.

—Benjamin Schuman-Stoler


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