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This Week’s Links

  • Sir Paul McCartney is soooo the man. He’s bringing “a message of peace” to Israel. [JPost]
  • This is definitely not kosher: Charedi men were caught sneaking to computer labs late at night and looking at porn. [Ynet via Geek Heeb]
  • Getting tired of Ahmadinejad talk yet? Too bad. Lots of people are irate at his planned appearance at an interfaith dinner tonight. [CSM]
  • His Royal Highness Prince Charles has a thing for Judaism, apparently. [Totally Jewish]
  • “The peculiar character traits I have noticed displayed by Jews over the years are the comic equivalent of gold dust.” Comedian Mark Maier on Jews and comedy. [Jewish Community Online]
  • Either Bill Clinton is procrastinating, or he really cares about the high holidays. He won’t start campaigning for Obama until they’re over. [Ha’aretz]

—Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

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This Week’s Links

  • Yeesh. A radical Muslim leader threatened to have Paul McCartney killed on his upcoming trip to Israel. Come on. His solo albums aren’t that bad. [Ha’aretz]
  • Finally. We’ve defined a “Chassidishe tuna beigel.” [Jacob Da Jew]
  • Yael Larer is conflicted about his work translating recently deceased Palestinian national poet Mahmoud Darwish’s poems into Hebrew. [Ha’aretz via Nextbook]
  • “There is a wine revolution going on” in Israel right now. Sounds good to me. I guess I no longer have to buy Israeli wines just to feel like I’m supporting the homeland. Now, who’s got an opener? [JTA]
  • Germany’s federal archive made a list of some 600,000 Jews who were harmed by Nazis. [JPost]
  • The hippest hebrew magazine, Heeb, has its super hip fall music preview out. Did I mention how hip it is? [Heeb HQ]
  • 900 rabbis were on a conference call with Barack Obama the other day. Here’s one recap. [Jewschool]
  • Hillel is 85 years old! [Hillel]
  • Oy: “the Pew Survey of Global Attitudes found that hostile attitudes to Jews were rising all across continental Europe from Russia and Poland in the east to Spain and France in the west.” [Guardian]
  • Former managing editor of Moment, Josh Rolnick, writes about why he loves John McCain. Sort of. [Neurotic Democrat]
  • Seriously, who’s in charge here? Fran Drescher, she of the voice that turns entire city blocks to dust, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of State to be the newest U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy. [Jewlicious]

Happy Thursday, everybody!

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—Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

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