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Sundown: Bibi’s Preferred Donors

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• Yediot Ahronoth reports that 98 percent of Netanyahu’s 2007 campaign contributions came from abroad.

• Rabbi Shmuley Boteach calls homophobia an abomination. (That’s also written somewhere in Leviticus. I wish.) [The Huffington Post]

• And speaking of same-sex pairings, the Israeli version of Dancing with the Stars will feature a female couple. [Digital Spy and The Gloss]

• The newest Text/Context, which is published in a partnership by the Jewish Week and Nextbook Inc., has been released.[Text/Context]

• Eric Molinsky, a frequent contributor to Tablet Magazine, whose illustrations have accompanied several podcasts, is featured in this weekend’s NYT Metropolitan section “Subway Issue” for sketching fellow commuters on his iPhone. [NYT]

• New Yorker Hye Wolf’s quest to keep Yiddish alive. [BBC]

In honor of the gymnastics competition at this week’s World Championships in Rotterdam, Holland, here is Ekaterina Lobaznyuk’s floor routine at the 2000 Olympic Games, which she performed to an old Jewish favorite, Hava Nagilah. (Warning: Don’t try this at your next wedding or bar mitzvah. Not that you’d want to.)

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Dovidl says:

“New Yorker Hye Wolf’s quest to keep Yiddish alive.”

The only reaosn the BBC loves Yiddish is because it’s a language that not Hebrew.

They do love to praise anything Jewish once did once there are no more Jews to do it. It’s living Jews and their language that they hate.

Daniel Klein says:

David–you really got to take s trip to the oldcountry (Brooklyn). Then say how dead the name loshn is.

*mame loshn

Maayan says:

No updates on tablet for three days?

Holland (both North and South) are provinces of The Netherlands and while it is misused frequently, it would be more accurate to refer to the location of the World Gymnastics Championships as “Rotterdam, The Netherlands.”

Charles De Gaulle~ Since a politician never believes what he says he is surprised when others believe him.

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I just seen a picture of snooki.. and if she can lose weight.. then i know i can !!

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