Sundown: Kerry Praises Syria, Assad
Plus Brooklyn matzah brei, the Yiddish-gefilte link, and more
• After meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, reports that the country “is an essential player for bringing peace and stability to the region.” [Haaretz]
• Really interesting revelation: How your ancestors prepared their gefilte fish probably correlated with which dialect of Yiddish they spoke. [Forward]
• France and Israel’s “break-up”: a model for the United States and Israel’s? [NYT]
• A consideration of Raul Hilberg, whose histories of the Holocaust inspired Hannah Arendt (much to his chagrin). [The Nation]
• (Jewish) singer Amy Winehouse’s single “Rehab” … in Yiddish:
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