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Sundown: Top Reform Rabbi Wants East J’lem Freeze

Plus Levy’s running, a Shabbat to observe, and more

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• Eric Joffie, the top American Reform rabbi, called for an East Jerusalem settlement freeze. [JTA]

• Jorge Puello, the alleged human-trafficker who claims to head the Dominican Sephardic community (but probably doesn’t, and may not even be Jewish), was apprehended in the Dominican Republic. [Fox/Failed Messiah]

• Steve Levy is officially running in the Republican primary for governor of New York. [Ben Smith]

• The newly expanded Jewish Museum London sounds really cool! [NYT]

• The UJA-Federation of New York announced new nominees to its presidency and board chairmanship. [UJA-Federation of New York]

• Guys! From tonight to tomorrow night is the National Day of Unplugging! (And not everyone’s on-board.) Or, as observant Jews call it, “Saturday.” [NYT]

Tear the phone out of the wall!

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Jehudah Ben-Israel says:

Sad, very sad that a person calling himself a rabbi doesn’t appreciate the Jewish people’s affinity and attachment to the place that is and has been the heart of Jewish civilization for over 3,000 years. Fortunately, the same rabbi who was present at the “J Street” convention represents a minority of Jews worldwide.

The very figure of a rabbi, from the Mishna, the Midrash and the Talmud, is a figure who engages in conversation, debate, and disagreement with colleagues. How very un-Jewish of Jehudah Ben-Israel to legitimacy of another rabbi’s opinion–especially, as in this case, an opinion whose fundamental vision is to saves lives.

Darla Dyer says:

To Jonathan Gerard, please tell me when was the last time that anytime Israel agreed to anything the Palestinians wanted, that it saved lives. Never for as long as I can remember have the Palestinians stuck to their part of any agreement and it’s only brought the terrorists closer to their target and that’s the lives of the Jews whom they wish to exterminate.

Rachel says:

Big ups for posting BNL!

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