Sundown: Never Forgetting and Iran
Plus Manna that travels with you, a Swiss shul, and more
• At Yad Vashem for Yom HaShoah, Prime Minister Netanyahu said the lessons of the Holocaust now apply to the “existential threat” of a (potentially) nuclear-armed Iran. [Ynet]
• Question one: what’s the deal with the Gulenists in Turkey? Question two: why is this New York Times article (published in the IHT, which is owned by the Times, and written by Times reporters) not published on the Times’ Website? [IHT/Turkish Politics Daily]
• There’s a new New York-area kosher pop-up restaurant called Manna, presumably on the theory that manna was the original pop-up restaurant. [Grub Street]
• Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter bonded at Anwar Sadat’s funeral. Weird. [The Daily Beast]
• The last time Basel, Switzerland, had a new synagogue, it was 1929. [Chabad.org]
• Introducing: the first Yiddish-Japanese dictionary. [NPR]
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