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Sundown: Orthodox Gay Rights

Plus the new meaning of the swastika, and more

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• A group of American Orthodox rabbis and educators is urging, “Jews with homosexual orientations or same sex-attractions should be welcomed as full members of the synagogue and school community.” [Haaretz]

• Not all swastikas are anti-Semitic, says the Anti-Defamation League. No, really! [NY Jewish Week via JTA]

• Rabbi Andy Bachman, an FOTM, has a simple solution to Emily Henochowicz’s hospital bill: The Israeli government should pay it. [Water Over Rocks]

• A Latvian-born Jewish woman was nabbed in Dallas trying to smuggle night-vision goggles to Moscow. Surely this has been optioned already. [NY Daily News]

• We win things. [JPS]

• Ancestral voices prophesying war! Or, rather, a calm, knowledgeable voice predicting a Mideast war in the next year or two. [Falafel Mafia]

The part-Jewish band Yo La Tengo’s “Stockholm Syndrome” has been in my head for at least 24 hours.

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Tablet should co-sponsor Yo La’s shows in Hoboken this Hanukah.


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Sundown: Orthodox Gay Rights

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