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Sundown: Iran Sanctions, They’re Working

Plus Michael Lerner victimized again, Jacobi Press, and more

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President Ahmadinejad on Sunday.(Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

• Iran is admitting that the West’s sanctions are, as intended, causing pain. [NYT]

• Prominent progressive rabbi Michael Lerner had his home vandalized—for the fourth time this year. “Palestine Is an Arab Fantasy,” wrote one culprit, apparently channeling Newt Gingrich (seriously). [JTA]

• The story of the “Iranian Schindler,” who saved Persian Jews who had been in Paris. [BBC]

• All the preppiest clothiers (except for Brooks Brothers) were started by Jews. Who knew the “J” in J. Press stood for Jacobi? [Ivy Style]

• David Foster Wallace knew the meaning of “pareve.” [NY Daily News Page Views]

• Apparently Ryan Gosling-themed Tumblrs are a Thing, and so here is the Jewish one. [Hey Girls Shabbat Shalom]

Who needs anti-Semitic graffiti on a synagogue out in Hackensack?

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With particular attention to Rabbi Lerner’s house being defiled and vandalized I am not very profoundly surprised as more and more and more thuggish supporters of the settler movement and Israel right or wrongers because we don’t care one way or another vigilante creeps all band together as one ugly and violent mass mentality and converge in acts of awfulness that are in perfect grace with the Republican party.

David B. says:

Jules the troll.

David, ignorance is not an endearing quality of character in any individual, except by your high standards of excellence in ignorance.


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Sundown: Iran Sanctions, They’re Working

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