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Sundown: Fifty Pounds of Chickpea

Plus the last Nazi war criminals, Cornel West, and more

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• The world’s largest falafel ball is made, but you’re not even allowed to eat it! Stupid “health regulations.” [L.A. Daily News]

• Turns out some Nazi war criminals remain at large. Maybe. [Slate]

• Michael Tomasky says it is past time for the Obama administration to take a harsher stance against Syria’s Assad regime. [The Daily Beast]

• Careful there, Professor West. [Truthdig]

• Check out Jeopardy! tonight to watch a New Jersey rabbi—and friend of New Jersey Jewish News editor Andrew Silow-Carroll (whom it’s good to have back blogging after a month-long absence)—defend her title. [JustASC/JTA]

• Fred Malek analyzes the GOP field, counts no Jews. [The Hill]

What with Armageddon coming Saturday and all, Jewcy’s Jason Diamond has some advice for the Jews.

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Jesus, Cornell West is still smarting from his run in with Summers? Good lord, get over it. The only interesting aspect of this is that it’s just one more example of someone starting to get the fever because of a personal experience with someone Jewish. As often as not, you can rewind the tape and find some similar inciting incident, to borrow the scriptwriting phrase.

waco says:

Let’s see if West’s anti-semitism will land him in hot water. Somehow I doubt it.


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Sundown: Fifty Pounds of Chickpea

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