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Sundown: Imams in Dachau To Remember

Plus Hitch is proud to be Jewish, and more

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The imams and Hannah Rosenthal at Dachau.(Suhail A. Kahn/Politico)

• Despite the Anti-Defamation League’s lobbying, eight American imams traveled with U.S. anti-Semitism czar Hannah Rosenthal to Dachau and Auschwitz last week and then issued a statement strongly condemning anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. [Politico]

• An Israeli court decided Israel was responsible for the high-profile gunfire death of a 10-year-old Palestinian whose father is a militant-turned-advocate. [AP/NYT]

Profilee Aaron David Miller predicts that building Park51 will end as well as his inviting Yasser Arafat to the Washington, D.C., Holocaust Museum 12 years ago did: Not well at all. [WP]

• Former Bush speechwriter Pete Wehner takes to Commentary’s blog to condemn “ugly and unfortunate” anti-Islamic bigotry among Park51 opponents and stresses, “we have to be very careful not to equate American Muslims with al-Qaeda and Wahhabism.” [Contentions]

• Here is what happens when “a blond, tough-talking former gun-toting Texan” gets involved in one of those quintessentially complex Israeli-Palestinian quarrels. [LAT]

• Phillip Weiss pulls a Lee Smith and implies that New York Times blogger Robert Mackey exerts significant influence over commenters, or at least attracts commenters who agree with him. [Mondoweiss]

Pegged to his new Atlantic essay on anti-Semitism, Christopher Hitchens discusses with Tablet Magazine contributing editor Jeffrey Goldberg why he was pleased to discover his Jewish heritage.

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Shalom Freedman says:

The first thought in regard to Hitchens is ‘refuah shlemah.’
The second is that while he is a person of great intelligence and humor he suffers from an arrogant assurance of his own rightness in everything.
For instance .The attributing of the modern picture of the world which undermines Man’s place as special creation is by no means a ‘Jewish’ work. Copernicus to Darwin Mankind has made this transformation without any necessarily Jewish contribution.
Thirdly, Hitchens view of the Jewish religion is an outsider’s view and extremely simplistic.
He also does not show a great deal of sensitivity to those who do believe in God and who live in a traditional Jewish way.

My friend is turning 30 one month before me and I’m hoping to go visit her in Omaha. First, I must lose a LOT of weight& buy a new wardrobe.

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