Sundown: Iranian Nuclear Facility Damaged?

Plus Joan Rivers the octogenarian, Jonah Lehrer is back, and more

By Stephanie Butnick|June 4, 2013 7:08 PM


• The Bushehr nuclear facility in southern Iran was reportedly damaged during earthquakes in April, contrary to initial reports from Tehran. [Times of Israel [1]]

• Tablet contributor Avital Chizhik finds echoes of Marc Chagall’s legacy throughout the painter’s homeland of Vitebsk, Belarus. [Haaretz [2]]

• Simon Doonan toasts Joan Rivers in anticipation of her 80th birthday on Saturday, asking that she “please don’t die anytime soon.” [Slate [3]]

The Jewish Week has rolled out its annual 36 Under 36 list. Did you make the cut? [The Jewish Week [5]]

• Disgraced former New Yorker writer Jonah Lehrer is back with a new book proposal—about love. [Slate [6]]

• Philadelphia restaurant Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat, a neighborhood joint serving matzo ball soup and brisket, was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti over the weekend. [Jewish Exponent [7]]

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