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Sundown: Rumor Has It McCartney Will Convert

Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more

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David Weprin trying out the new casino in Queens.(NY Politicker)

• Saul became Paul. Could Paul become Saul? But why do it after the wedding? [Heeb]

• Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. [Haaretz]

• Israel fired back (with words) at the United Nations after the Palestinian Authority complained about recent comments about its president. Israel condemned the P.A. for not condemning a recent rocket attack from Gaza. [Haaretz]

• Read toward the end. Occupy Judaism is the vanguard of Occupy Wall Street. Of course. [Huff Post]

• Recently freed Israeli-American Ilan Grapel said he was treated fairly in Egyptian prison, except for the part about being locked up in the first place. [Haaretz]

• Doesn’t seem to be anything legitimately fishy about Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner’s latest alleged gaffe. That said, if you’re him, do you really want to even come close to the appearance of impropriety? And if you’re the Times, is he really that valuable that he’s worth keeping there? [Mondoweiss]

• Chopped liver. The gross kind. [Gawker]

• The lucrative world of religious apps. [New Yorker Book Bench]

My Name Is Asher Lev, in song. Seriously. [Hartford Courant]

• Did you pick up your Yo La Tengo Hannukah tickets yet? [Brooklyn Vegan]

• Tablet Magazine film critic Daphne Merkin shops around Jerusalem. [NYT T]

• See the check that Siegel and Shuster got for selling Superman. [Bowery Boogie]

• A Chrismukkah Star of David. [Amazon]

• This Sunday is Taste of Limmud. [JCC in Manhattan]

Oh right like I could post anything else.

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You do know that Mondoweiss is a hate site? If I were Tablet Mag, I wouldn’t want to be linking to a site that interviews Holocaust deniers like Gilad Atzmon, rambles on about Zionists controlling the government and continually focuses on how there’s too many Jews in the U.S. government. Look it up. Here’s a start from one of the big liberal blogs:

Here’s the former moderator of that site deeming Mondoweiss to be off-limits. If one of the biggest liberal sites made this judgment, Tablet Mag may want to pay attention. It’s not exactly the best source to be quoting regarding Zionist journalists, considering their biases against too many Zionists in the establishment.

Seems very fishy to me to help spread Max Blumenthal/Mondoweiss accusations. That site’s idea of balance is to host a discussion on I/P featuring a multifaith panel of Israel deniers.

Why wd he convert to get married?

There are no kids involved and, even if there were, the father’s religion is not an issue.

Unless he wanted to convert anyway it seems like coercion to ask this of anyone.

A., I think you can probably answer your own question. Not only does The Tablet promote Blumenthal, it has published his self-hating twin Joseph Dana.

Also, look how hard Tracy works to protect OWS from anti-Semitism charges. In my town, the people hold OWS protests are also our usual bunch of Jew haters. And I don’t say they are Jew haters because they complain about settlements, but because they spread the Mossad committed 9/11 and Jews control the government, financial institutions, the media etc. all for Israel conspiracy theories.

Why give the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Mondoweiss any press?

I see the usual crew of cranks is here on Tablet complaining once again about Max Blumenthal and Mondoweiss. If these individuals are “self hating anti-semites” I would certainly like to see some specific proof put to all of these deranged defamations, but as is usually the case all I hear once more is a craven chorus of closed minded cowards who when they are crossed or challenged, simply respond by closing their tiny closed minded ranks into a witless witch hunt against any and all opinions and individuals who are at any odd variance in their opinions with this small smug sinking circus of “purity,” which as it stands is an absurd festering sinking swamp of frustrated concern trolls. Pathetic.

Get a life!

Bill Pearlman says:

Phil ( Hitler should have finished the job ) Weiss is a piece of shit. And for Marc Tracy to give this scumbag and space is absurd. Not to mention that other asshole Blumenthal.

Bill Pearlman says:

But I guess since they hung Julius Streicher at Nuremberg you have to go with whats available.

timmcnally says:

The Paul McCartney story interested me because I’ve become very interested in Judaism. Much of what I believe about Spirituality comes from the Old Testament. However, I think there is a difference between converting to Judaism and actually being a Jew. Be a Jew is more than adopting a religion. I think a convert would struggle with acceptance by the Jewish community because he wasn’t born, raised in, nor really understands the Jewish culture. What do you think?

There may be noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in options also.


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