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Sundown: Jews Come to Japanese Aid

Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more

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A tallis (and a cute ankle-length dress) for sale at an Upper East Side H&M.(Jezebel)

• Israeli and American Jewish groups are mobilizing to help respond to the Honshu earthquake. To donate through the Jewish Funds of North America, go here. [JTA]

• Sen. John McCain came out in favor of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s release. [JTA]

• Aaron David Miller on why 2011 “is going to be a great year for Middle East peace initiatives, but likely a very bad one for Middle East peace”—“a lot of process but not much peace.” [IHT]

• H&M sells tallit now. Punch-line not necessary. [Jezebel]

• The new Israeli left. [The Nation]

• Porn (artistic porn!) collides with neighboring Hasidim on the Lower East Side. [Art Info]

• Some Orthodox Israeli rabbis are marrying gay men to lesbians. [Haaretz]

News of Dan Snyder’s evil has reached Taiwan. This can only be for the good.

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How long before some bigot decries Israeli aid as a publicity stunt?

A woman in JTS’s rabbinical program is turning them into kosher talleism:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/short_takes/upscale_tallit_rack

Gilad Abiri says:

you link to an article that includes this load of nonsense:
“(The second intifada began in October 2000 with unarmed protests at Israeli checkpoints, but after dozens of Palestinians were killed by massive Israeli firepower, it gradually took the form of an armed struggle carried out by small cells of militants and aimed at Israeli soldiers, settlers and civilians. Israel, using all its military power, eventually crushed it, and the violence left thousands of casualties in both societies, deepening hostility between Israelis and Palestinians and handing the Israeli left a near-fatal blow.)”
truly unbelievable.

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Sundown: Jews Come to Japanese Aid

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