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Sundown: Clinton Is The Marrying Kind

Plus a Libyan ship heads for Gaza, and more

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Bill Clinton last month.(Michelly Rall/Getty Images for TIME/FORTUNE/CNN)

• Former President Bill Clinton will officiate at the wedding of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York) and longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Huma Abedin—this summer’s second-most-anticipated half-Jewish nuptials. [AP/Maggie Haberman]

• A “humanitarian” ship organized by Muammar Qaddafi’s son will depart Greece for Gaza tomorrow. [JTA]

• Yehuda Amital, a formidable leader in the religious Zionist movement, died at 85. [JPost]

• The University of California is taking criticism for too weakly responding to and condemning anti-Semitism on its campuses. [LAT]

• Ernest Nussbaum, an 82-year-old resident of Bethesda, Maryland, has invented a new instrument: The Prakticello (it’s a lot like a cello). [All Things Considered]

• Peaceniks for Gilad. [Dissent]

Today is the 15th anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s final show, at Chicago’s Soldier Field, before lead guitarist Jerry Garcia died. Below: “Sugar Magnolia,” the favorite song of the group’s longtime promoter, Bill Graham (born Wolodia Grajonca to a Russian-Jewish family that narrowly escaped Berlin).

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Wow, Marc, a Dead reference. You’re versatile.

Don’t forget Jewish Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart.

Carol says:

Why would anyone in their right mind want Bill Clinton to officiate at their wedding?

Blowing that much on a wedding absolutely baffles me – and the origin of that money even more so. I just hope they will be happy, because a split after a wedding of this grandeur will undoubtedly not make Chelsea’s parents very happy!

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