Sundown: Having Your Ham, But Not Eating It
Not-so-mysterious ways, aloha ‘ShalomTV,’ and an elegant gesture
• Two Kentuckians joined forces to end their bidding war over a 15.6-pound champion ham, paying a total of $1.3 million to charity. One of the lucky winners is a Jewish banker who says, “I’m delighted to participate in it but I’m not going to take any part of it home and cook it.” [Courier Journal]
• U2 rescheduled a New Jersey concert to accommodate a football game—and also “out of respect” for the fact that the show had been set for Yom Kippur. [NYT]
• An op-ed in the Forward makes a public stink about how Jewish groups shouldn’t have made such a public stink about President Obama’s honoring of Mary Robinson. [Forward]
• Live in Hawaii and wish you could watch shows like Modern Jewish Mom or Rabbis Roundtable? A self-professed “child of the boob-tube” has created an online petition to bring more Jewish TV to the 50th state. [Examiner]
• A colleague remembers Ted Kennedy’s tribute to Yitzhak Rabin: the senator carried dirt from the graves of his slain brothers overseas and buried it above the murdered Israeli prime minister. [TPM]
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