Sundown: Ross Is Leaving Administration
Plus Kreayshawn, Arrington, and other Jews you may know of
• The European Union is expanding sanctions against Syria. [WSJ]
• A nice tribute to Herschel Grynszpan, whose assassination of a German official kicked off Kristallnacht 73 years ago yesterday. [Heeb]
• Retired Jewish ballplayers Shawn Green, Brad Ausmus, and Gabe Kapler are all in on the national Israeli baseball team. [ESPN]
• Great article on Kreayshawn. Most people don’t realize Kreayshawn is Jewish! [NYT Magazine]
• Great article on TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington. Most people don’t realize Arrington is Jewish! [Bloomberg Businessweek]
• Great article by Tablet Magazine columnist Shalom Auslander on his obsession with hard-core pornography. I think most people realize that Auslander is Jewish. [GQ/Longform]
Jewish rapper Drake has not cancelled his planned show at Penn State tonight. Tweeted Salon’s Alex Pareene, “This is Drake’s ‘James Brown saves Boston’ moment.” It was nice to laugh a little last night.
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