Sundown: Hail to the Chief
Plus, Braveheart versus Maccabees, and more
• A Bronx woman is being denied the right to be buried in a pet cemetery with her fluffy friends. And of course she is. [NYPost]
• Lebanon has announced the formation of a new government dominated by Hezbollah affiliates. [Reuters]
• A Scottish town’s stupid boycott of Israeli books is being met by a Kiddush clubs’ stupid boycott of the scotch distilled in the area. Stupid. [Forward]
• Yiddish words for a new era [McSweeny’s]
• The accidental discovery in Jerusalem of Israel’s longest underground stream is impressive until you compare it to streams in almost any other country. [JPost]
But it still gives us an excuse to listen to this.
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