Sundown: The ADL’s ‘Strange Relativism’
Plus Lubavitcher Rabbi Krinsky sez: ‘Go Sawx!’ and more
• Jesse Singal explores the Anti-Defamation League’s “strange relativism”: Namely, the fact that it is a pro-civil rights, anti-discrimination organization that turns anti-civil rights, pro-discrimination when what it perceives to be Jewish interests are at stake. [Boston Globe]
• Yehuda Krinsky, the leader of Chabad-Lubavitch movement and Newsweek’s most influential American rabbi, accuses Mayor Bloomberg of selling out his people … for adopting the Yankees over their native Red Sox. I am making none of this up. [NYT Magazine]
• Is President Obama convinced that current sanctions are working? Or does he think further engagement is crucial? Various reporters whom the president personally briefed cannot agree. [Laura Rozen]
• Condé Nast’s decision to move to lower Manhattan illustrates its despicable insensitivity to 9/11. [Jeffrey Goldberg]
• In a suit brought by the Chabad movement, a U.S. federal judge ruled that Russia is illegally in possession of thousands of Jewish documents seized during the Bolshevik Revolution and Russian Civil War as well as by the Nazis and then in turn captured by the Soviets. [Moscow Times]
Andy Warhol, one of the Gentiles most commonly mistaken for a Jew, was born on this day in 1928. Here he is eating a cheeseburger.