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‘Simpsons’ Get Legos; Two Charged in Rapfogel Scheme

Plus Israeli museums look for Nazi-looted art, and more in the news

by
Stephanie Butnick
January 08, 2014
The Simpsons.( 2013 FOX BROADCASTING)

The Simpsons.( 2013 FOX BROADCASTING)

• Two more people were charged in the multi-million dollar Met Council scheme orchestrated by fallen power-broker William Rapfogel. [JTA]

• Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t wasting any time: the billionaire, who is currently affiliated with the independent party, gave $2.5 million to a super PAC tasked with maintaining Democratic control of the Senate in the 2014 elections. [WSJ]

• Israeli museums are working with a restitution group to locate and return any Nazi-looted artwork in their galleries [Times of Israel]

• Lego is launching a Simpsons set. But will Iran ban them? [GizModo]

• Ruth Wisse talks Jewish humor (check out her Vox Tablet appearance here) with Hillel Halkin. [Tikveh Fund]

• Rum, a strange new study shows, is the most bipartisan drink. [Washington Post]

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

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