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Hamas Gunmen Killed in Tunnel Clash; Banksy’s Nazi Sells Big

Plus novelist Francesca Segal keeps on winning, and more in the news

by
Stephanie Butnick
November 01, 2013
A painting, altered by British street artist Banksy, hangs on display at the Housing Works Gramercy thrift shop on October 30, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

A painting, altered by British street artist Banksy, hangs on display at the Housing Works Gramercy thrift shop on October 30, 2013 in New York City. (John Moore/Getty Images)

• Five IDF soldiers were injured, one critically, during a clash in a Hamas underground tunnel that killed four Hamas gunmen. [Times of Israel]

• The California teen who shot and killed his neo-Nazi when he was 10 has been sentenced to seven years in juvenile detention. [Huffington Post]

• Street artist Banksy’s painting of a Nazi, called “The Banality of the Banality of Evil,” sold for $615,000 in an online auction benefitting the organization Housing Works. (Though as one of our readers pointed out, the Nazi’s armband is on the wrong side). [Bloomberg]

• A Toronto couple, both Holocaust survivors, jumped to their deaths from the balcony of their 18th-floor apartment, a disturbing tragedy that’s being called a suicide pact. [JTA]

• Hasidic-born comedian Moshe Kasher, who detailed a childhood of drug use and institutionalization his in his memoir Kasher in the Rye, is creating and starring in a half-hour autobiographical TV series for Showtime. [Deadline]

• Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature winner Francesca Segal, whose novel The Innocents reimagines Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence in a modern-day Jewish community in London, can add yet another plaudit to her name—she won Hadassah Magazine’s Harold U. Ribalow Prize. [Shelf Awareness]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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