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Sundown: Elijah Takes the Form of Iraq Vet

Plus no aliyah for the iPad, name games, and more

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• A former army medic got called into action to save a rabbi’s wife from choking on some kosher London broil at a Yankees game; the Reb called his impromptu hero a “kind of Elijah figure.” [NYDN]

• The New York Jewish Week finds harmony between Hillel Halkin and Yehuda Halevi, the subject of Halkin’s book for Nextbook Press: “Hebrew literature, Zionism, Israel, the diaspora and its discontents, Jewish thought, the very essence of Jewishness itself—they all come together, over a span of 1,000 years, in the poet/philosopher and in his biographer.” [NYJW]

• Israel’s Communication Ministry has banned the Apple iPad from entering the country, and it’s not just because the company opted against a catchier name—rather, the computer’s “broadcast WiFi power levels are not compatible with Israeli standards,” whatever that means. [Arutz Sheva]

• is holding a contest to name its new parenting site. The prize is $500! We would offer them some rejects from before Tablet’s launch, but we doubt they will want “Pickle,” “Brisket,” or “Matzah Ball.” (What do you want, we were hungry!) [MJL]

• Eerily banal mug shots of Nazis. [Daily Heller]

• Sign a petition urging the Rabbinical Council of America to put more stock in leadership roles for Orthodox women.

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Alexander Gelfand says:

How about a petition to bring Hadara Graubart back to New York?

I have a suggestion for, too — this one from a branding firm that was hired to supply the name for a Silicone Valley startup that a friend of mine ran into the ground some years ago.

The name, you ask?

“Mazi.” Pronounced just as you might imagine.

What, was “” already taken?

This is what you’re missing in SF, baby.

Hannah says:

Thanks for putting the petition link up. I’m friends with some of the students who’ve been pushing hard for it, and I think it’s an incredibly important message. I’ve watched the petition double and triple in size over the last few days, and I’m glad that it’s being sent out to a wide audience.

Maybe they’ll listen, and my peers and I will be given chances to spread our wings and try.

William Shakespeare~ The gods are just and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to plague us.


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