This Week’s Links

  • Lindsay Lohan is looking to convert to Judaism in order to get closer to her girlfriend. Says her father, “She’s explored the Church of Scientology, she tried Kabbalah, and now this. I think it’s just another phase. But either way, she’s involving God in her life, and I’m happy about that.” [E]
  • Dr. Efraim Zuroff writes about Australia extraditing World War II war criminal Karoly (Charles) Zentai to Hungary as an “unprecedented, historic victory for Holocaust justice in Australia.” [JPost]
  • Israel finally medaled at the Olympics—a bronze in sailing. [Xinhua]
  • Photos of some of the “campus style” housing for Agriprocessors workers are unsettling. [Failed Messiah]
  • Have you swam in the Mediterranean recently? How ’bout those jellyfish?! The “cockroaches of the open water” are getting more intrusive. [Just Engage]
  • Was Kafka a pervert? [TheFilter]
  • Choosing a religious school program for your child is a true commitment, spiritually as well as financially.” A useful primer on picking a Hebrew school. [MyJewishLearning]
  • Around 40 swastikas were found on bales of hay in Washington state this week. [JTA]
  • Mazel Tov! Students and fellow Hillel-goers from Duke University are married. [Hillel]
  • Hebrew University is the 65th best college in the world. [Ynet]
  • Matisyahu expresses himself in music and poetry and…Kenneth Cole commercials? [The Telegraph]
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Benjamin Schuman-Stoler
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