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• In what sounds like a joke from the movie L.A. Story, a synagogue in Miami has erected a “drive-through sukkah” in the middle of its parking lot for lulav-shakers on the go. [Miami Herald]
• Michael Mann, the creator of such films as Public Enemies, Miami Vice, and Last of the Mohicans, is set to direct an upcoming World War II film based on a Spanish novel about a Hungarian and a German Jew who team up as war photographers. [Hollywood News]
• An interview with Leon de Winter, a Dutch writer whose new novel Right of Return (not yet available in English) portrays Israel in 2024 as a nation that has been all but abandoned after violence led citizens to decide “they love their children more than their country.” [HuffPost]
• Those Israel has called “radical elements who wish to create a crisis around the Temple Mount” have somewhat succeeded; violent skirmishes have escalated around the disputed site, which is considered holy to both Jews and Muslims. [AP]





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