Sundown: Iron Dome’s Whiz Kid

Plus high in the Holy Land, journey to Jerusalem, and more

By Marc Tracy|April 6, 2012 3:22 PM


Rabbis vs. rabbits: One have white tufts of hair on their chins; the other have white tufts of hair on their behinds! Happy Pesach and, to our readers of a different bent, happy Easter.

• From video games to Iron Dome: the amazing story of the IDF’s Idan Yahya, by Friend-of-The Scroll Amir Mizroch. [Wired Danger Room [1]]

• Don’t like medical marijuana? Don’t move to Israel. [Israel21c [2]]

• Russian billionaire Mikhal Fridman is marking Passover by traveling through the wilderness to Yerushalayim. No, seriously. [The Moscow Times [4]]

• Of the top contenders for frontrunner Mitt Romney’s running-mate, none are Jewish (no, Rob Portman isn’t). [Politico [5]]

• The longest-serving chaplain in the NYPD’s history is, of course, a rabbi. [WSJ [6]]

• Amazing how the different religions seem to settle on the same exact places as their own holy sites. [NPR [7]]

• The Ku Klux Klan: they’re still around, and they still hate the Jews (though they probably hate black people more). [Gawker [8]]

• The lost Jews of … Nigeria! (H/t Jacob Silverman.) [92Y [9]]

• Some guy in St. Louis currently owns all of Chabad’s chametz. Watch your calories! [NYT/Vos Iz Neias? [10]]

Wishing you a Passover of freedom and comfort. Next year in Jerusalem.

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