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Sundown: Bob Turner Ups Photo Caption Ante

Plus, Jews in Indonesia, Law & Order’s DSK episode, and more

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• Bob Turner, the Republican running against David Weprin for former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat, has gotten involved in the (now overblown) skirmish over White House captions of photographs taken in Jerusalem, alleging the captions, which don’t say Israel, prove Obama is anti-Israel. [NY Observer]

• A look at the Jewish community in Indonesia, where the first record of a Jewish resident was in the late Middle Ages. [Inside Indonesia]

• The plot of an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in which a visiting Italian dignitary is accused of rape, might look familiar—it’s based on the DSK case. Franco Nero is said to be guest starring as DSK. [TV Guide]

• High rent and a tough economy has put one of two Judaica stores in midtown Manhattan, which also draws up to 100 men for afternoon prayers each day, out of business. [Jewish Week]

• Jewish parenting website Kveller is giving away three sets of Rosh Hashanah cards, and all you have to do is sign up for their newsletter. [Kveller]

• A new project allows Jews who fled Germany for Israel to send any German books they might have back to Germany, where schools receive them along with biographical information about the previous owners. [Deutsche Welle]

• In great news for Israel’s tourism industry, Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli tweeted a photo of herself at the Dead Sea. According to her tweet, “if you haven’t been… well, sucks for you!” [ABC News]

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Sundown: Bob Turner Ups Photo Caption Ante

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