Sundown: A Campy Idea
Fashion plates, golden coffins, and bad verse
• The editor of the New Jersey Jewish News makes a case for summer camp for adults. Is he vying for the newly-vacated CEO position at the Foundation for Jewish Camp? [NJJN]
• Moment magazine surveys the role of Jews in fashion, from Ralph Lauren to Levi Okunov. [Moment]
• A blogger links Michael Jackson’s funeral to the story of the Golden Calf (the anniversary of which is today, according to the Jewish calendar), based on someone’s comment that the memorial focused on “how awesome and Messiah-like the deceased was.” [New Wineskins]
• A workshop at Yad Vashem will examine media artifacts in an attempt to determine how in the heck the whole world could have stood by as the Holocaust was carried out. [JPost]
• My Jewish Learning is sponsoring a bad Jewish poetry contest* in honor of Bad Poetry Day on August 18. [Laurel Snyder]
*For inspiration check out this not-quite-haiku from Tablet’s resident rhymester, written circa age 10:
Haiku About Freedom
I like to be free
You can do what you want
You can study Torah
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