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Sundown: Rabbis Protest James Cameron, Richard Dawkins

Plus another scary move by Iran, Federation fundraising, and more

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• Rabbi Jonathan B. Freirich of the Roma Rights Network has joined Hindu groups in requesting a disclaimer on James Cameron’s upcoming 3D sci-fi flick Avatar, as the title is also “a Sanskrit term meaning descent or incarnation,” and “the central theme in Hinduism.” [All Headline News]
• British Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks is more concerned that “neo-Darwinians” are contributing to a decreased birthrate in Europe. “Europe is dying,” he said in a lecture at a theology think tank. “We are undergoing the moral equivalent of climate change and no one is talking about it.” [Telegraph]
• Iran’s new deputy culture minister, in charge of media and communications, is Mohammad-Ali Ramin, who has been called “the brain” behind President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust. Who knew there even was one? [National Post]
• Recession, schmession: Federation of New York raised $43 million at its annual campaign kickoff last week, equal to the 2008 total. [JPost]
• Entirely unsurprisingly, Hezbollah objects to the distribution of the new, Arabic translation of Anne Frank’s diary in Lebanon. [Haaretz]
• Five finalists were announced in Jewish Community Hero Awards. [NYBlueprint]
• And a study of the films of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa got one writer thinking about his own tragedy-laden cultural heritage: “Have we not had enough telling of stories of Jewish history’s disasters? Is there not one director or screenwriter that can chronicle the triumphs of Jewish history?” [JPost]

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Ian krumholtz says:

You cannot be bloody Serous, Can they bloody leave James Cameron alone! One of the greatist film makers of our time,
So Sad.

Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)


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