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This Week’s Links

simpsons jeporadyBy Michelle Albert

  • A new game show puts a rabbi, a priest, a Muslim imam and a Buddhist monk in a room with 10 atheists. Let the proselytizing begin! [Reuters]
  • Forget about Reform, Conservative or Orthodox. Jewcy has denominations for today’s Jews. [Jewcy]
  • Gershom Goreberg discusses his article for Moment on his site, then links to the full story on ours. [SouthJerusalem] Or, go straight to the source at momentmag.com.
  • The Jewish Week examines the differences between Jewish and American mourning customs and discusses the hoopla over Michael Jackson’s funeral. [TheJewishWeek]
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the word”judenrein,” a term used by the Nazis, in regards to removing Jewish settlements from the West Bank. [JTA]
  • Kosher surveillance cameras in Israeli restaurants? [BintelBlog]
  • Rabbis launch a monthly hunger strike to protest Israel’s involvement in Gaza. [JTA]
  • The first Israeli to be drafted by the NBA joins the Sacramento Kings. [TheJewishWeek]

Who Says Jews Aren’t Ballers?

Today marks the New York opening of an interesting new documentary: “The First Basket” chronicles the contribution of Jews to basketball, and you’ll be surprised at how large and integral that contribution was.

Jordan Farmar, eat your heart out.

Here are a couple clips of the documentary:

The movie opens November 14 in Los Angeles.

You can find a review of the documentary in the Forward, here.

Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

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