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Sundown: The March on Gaza

Plus ‘Joan Rosenberg a.k.a. Joan Rivers,’ and more

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• More than 1,000 people, including Holocaust survivor and celebrated activist Hedy Epstein, gathered in Cairo for a march on Gaza to mark the first anniversary of “Cast Lead.” Egypt will permit 100 to enter the Strip. [NYT]
• The Israeli security service is taking seriously a death threat lodged against Defense Minister Ehud Barak. The brief note cited Barak’s “destroying settlement in Judea and Samaria.” [Ynet]
• Joan Rivers was a victim of newly heightened airport security: she was bounced from a Costa Rica-to-New York flight because her passport identifies her as “Joan Rosenberg a.k.a. Joan Rivers.” (It was her late husband’s surname.) [NY Post via Jewcy]
• Rep. Steve Rothman, from northern New Jersey, defends himself against his constituent Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s charges. Boteach is upset that the Libyan ambassador has been permitted to move in next door. [JTA]
• Much of what you’d want to know about Jews who box. (And if you’re hungry for more, check out Douglas Century’s Barney Ross, from Nextbook Press.) [Haaretz]

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Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

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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Sundown: The March on Gaza

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