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• Perhaps angling for another round of Orthodox protests, the Israeli Antiquities Authority plans to excavate a grave that may contain the remains of a revered third-century rabbi. [JPost]
• An Orthodox rabbi who won’t perform gay marriages but who opposes California’s Proposition 8 was moved by the film Milk to “Thank God we have a tradition in which we can—and do—live with tensions that we cannot resolve.” [Jewish Journal]
• If you’re heading to San Francisco tourist trap Fisherman’s Wharf as penance for your sins, the local Hyatt is offering a special High Holiday package, with discounted rooms, apples, honey, and cake. [LAT]
• The New York Times Freakonomics blog points out that a Swedish paper’s claim that IDF soldiers harvest Palestinian organs is unlikely to be true for logistical reasons; more important, it links to an Israeli “investigative” piece on Swedish use of toe jam in making smoked salmon. [Ynet via NYT]





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