This Week's Links

By | Sep 18, 2008
Culture, Latest

  • 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!

Photo by colros.

—Benjamin Schuman-Stoler

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