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Daybreak: Dutch Jewish Tradition in Peril?

Plus Michigan police say attack on Michigan State student not a hate crime

by
Adam Chandler
August 29, 2012
Stanley Kubrick(Muholland Books)

Stanley Kubrick(Muholland Books)

• Chief Israeli Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger, who recently appeared in Germany to discuss compromise on circumcision regulations, is speaking out against talks of a ban on Jewish ritual slaughter in the Netherlands, which he says will force Dutch Jews to leave. [JTA]

• Michigan police are cryptically skeptical of the charge that the attack on Michigan State student Zach Tennen over the weekend was not a hate crime, but are failing to divulge more reasons why. [Times of Israel]

• The Israel State Archives has released a series of documents detailing the Israeli government’s decision-making and debate during the 1972 Munich massacre. [Haaretz]

• Jeremy Bernstein has a fantastic essay about playing chess against the filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who accused Bernstein of being a “patzer” after losing the first few games. [NYRB]

• The New York Daily News is the latest rag to line up and take a shot at Sheldon Adelson, who funds the free Israeli daily Israel HaYom that is squeezing the newspaper business in Israel. [NYDN]

Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.

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