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Sundown: But the Cheez Doodle Lives On

Plus Uncle Sam wants your Sephardic scroll, and more

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• Morrie Yohai, inventor of the Cheez Doodle, died at 90. [NY Daily News]

• Charles Freeman—the onetime controversial Obama nominee—questions why most Americans accept that Israel is a valuable strategic asset to the United States.

• Efraim Karsh argues that Arab indifference to the Palestinian cause will actually prove a boon to said cause. [NYT]

• Producers of a Sundance-screened documentary about a Nazi propaganda film are protesting its R rating, which, they worry, will prevent the film from being shown in schools. [Arts Beat]

• There is only one kaffiyeh factory left in the Palestinian territories, as cheaper imports have flooded the market and put authentic purveyors out of business. [Guardian]

• The U.S. Army is looking for a few good men. Check that, it’s looking for a Sephardic Torah. [Atlantic]

Mazel tov to James Van Der Beek, who got married to his pregnant girlfriend at the Kabbalah Center of Tel Aviv. To some, he will always be Dawson, but Varsity Blues is the best project he’s been involved in.

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Sephardic Torah is just code for the Ark. An army that carries the Ark before it is invincible.

The Daily News obit for Yohai is wonderful — former WW2 Marine pilot in the South Pacific, extruded cornmeal visionary, Crackerjack toy-chooser, business school dean, poet, funder of the Sephardic Jewish Film Festival! What a life. Condolences to his family. Morrie FTW!

lovelyisraelis says:

• Efraim Karsh argues that Arab indifference to the Palestinian cause will actually prove a boon to said cause. [NYT]

Karsh.

Another charming Nazi.

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