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The Real Amy Winehouse

Plus, Perry’s Jewish problem, Pollard’s secret, and more

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• Eli Valley has written/drawn the best Amy Winehouse obituary there is. [Forward]

• Sorry for all the Rick Perry stuff today, but this article’s important: Despite extensive ties to Israel, the Texas governor has had real trouble—at least in part because of his strong, public religiosity—cultivating Jewish support stateside. [Politico]

• New reports suggest Jonathan Pollard approached Australia about spying for it before he began his work for Israel. If true, it sorta calls his motives into question (and those weren’t great to begin with). [Ynet]

• The campaign launches a new blog. [Jewish Americans for Obama]

• Iran went on the offensive today at the International Atomic Energy Agency, accusing Israel of assassinating many of its top nuclear scientists. [AP/WP]

• This story about a thief trying to fence a Hasid’s hat is actually a Jackie Mason routine, and nobody can convince me otherwise. [NY Post]

The Emmys provided just the latest instance of the horrible abuse of “Hallelujah.” Let’s go back to the original.

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Leonard Cohen’s “Hallellujah is a brilliant piece of music. It will probably NEVER “be drained of it’s power to move” – for singers and listeners alike. Are we sick of the Beatle’s Yesterday? Maybe just stop playing the finale to 1812 Overture? Mr. Cohen (and Tablet and Salon) quit your complaining. When you shared the piece with us back in the 70s it became ours, as well as yours, to enjoy and recreate.

Hershel (Heshy) Ginsburg says:

“Iran went on the offensive today at the International Atomic Energy Agency, accusing Israel of assassinating many of its top nuclear scientists”

I certainly hope so. Eliminating the brains behind Iran’s race to nukes is generally preferable to a bombing campaign in which many, if not most of them would probably be killed anyway. It should be noted that the Iranians are explained their support for the Pals’ statehood bid as one more step toward the destruction of Israel.

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J’lem / Efrata

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The Real Amy Winehouse

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