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Inglourious Basterds Trailer is out; Tarantino Still Insane

By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

Here’s the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s newest bloody assortment of moving pictures. This one’s called Inglourious Basterds and includes Brad Pitt and a whole bunch of dead Nazis. Oh, and it’s a remake of a 1978 movie by the same name (but spelled correctly).

We’re not really sure what to say about it past that (we’re still reeling from the trailer) so we’ll just put it up and let you ITM readers have it out.

This Week’s Links

  • Stop bitching and pick up a knife. Activists, upset with the kosher meat industry, have taken matters into their own hands. [JTA]
  • A profile of Jewish rapper Kosha Dillz. [Forward]
  • Alan M. Dershowitz is endorsing Obama for President. [JPost Blogs]
  • A US soldier was beat up. That soldier was Jewish. Is there a connection? [Jewish Journal]
  • “What does make this an unusual election is that the Democratic candidate is largely unknown to the Jewish community. It’s relatively rare that that happens.” An interview with Jonathon Sarna on the election. [JUF News]
  • Craving some unnecessarily bloody violence? Be patient. Quentin Tarantino started filming his Brad Pitt flick about killing a bunch of Nazis. [Nextbook]
  • As long as Philip Roth keeps hating on Swedes, he’ll never win a Nobel Prize. [AP via 16th and Q]
  • Who wins in a fight: Sarah Silverman or Jackie Mason? They’re battling over the election. I’ll take the one with more makeup. Which one is that? [Totally Jewish]
Photo by Ligadier Truffaut.

Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

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This Week’s Links

  • Brad Pitt is not Jewish, but he is an actor, so he’ll have to pretend. He signed on with Quentin Tarantino to play a leader of a group of Jews exacting revenge on Nazis in “The Inglorious Bastards.” [JTA]
  • According to Jewish law, if you smoke you may be Posul l’Eidus—invalid witness. [Jewschool]
  • A deluxe kosher grocery store, Pomegranate, has opened in Brooklyn… [NYPost]
  • …And at least one person sees it as a “bombastic monument to excess and conspicuous consumption.” [DovBear]
  • The Great Isiah Scroll is on display at the Israel Museum, where anyone who knows Hebrew can read “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” off the 2,100 year-old scroll for themselves. [NYTimes]
  • “Someone with true faith turns to God not only when he is in the house of prayer, but during all times in his life.” [On Faith]
  • Attempting to build a stronger connection to Israel, the reform movement has revamped their trips to the Holy Land above and beyond mere tourism. [JPost]
  • A time line of Chinese Jewish history. [JTA via Jewish Journal]
  • “Jewish writing is over,” Vivian Gornick says. [Boston Review]
Photo by BarryGeo.

Benjamin Schuman-Stoler


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