Sundown: Elijah Takes the Form of Iraq Vet
Plus no aliyah for the iPad, name games, and more
• A former army medic got called into action to save a rabbi’s wife from choking on some kosher London broil at a Yankees game; the Reb called his impromptu hero a “kind of Elijah figure.” [NYDN]
• The New York Jewish Week finds harmony between Hillel Halkin and Yehuda Halevi, the subject of Halkin’s book for Nextbook Press: “Hebrew literature, Zionism, Israel, the diaspora and its discontents, Jewish thought, the very essence of Jewishness itself—they all come together, over a span of 1,000 years, in the poet/philosopher and in his biographer.” [NYJW]
• Israel’s Communication Ministry has banned the Apple iPad from entering the country, and it’s not just because the company opted against a catchier name—rather, the computer’s “broadcast WiFi power levels are not compatible with Israeli standards,” whatever that means. [Arutz Sheva]
• MyJewishLearning.com is holding a contest to name its new parenting site. The prize is $500! We would offer them some rejects from before Tablet’s launch, but we doubt they will want “Pickle,” “Brisket,” or “Matzah Ball.” (What do you want, we were hungry!) [MJL]
• Eerily banal mug shots of Nazis. [Daily Heller]
• Sign a petition urging the Rabbinical Council of America to put more stock in leadership roles for Orthodox women.