Bar Refaeli earlier this year.(Francois Durand/Getty Images)
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Sundown: Bar Refaeli, Bar None

Plus among the Hasidim undercover and in drag, and more

Marc Tracy
May 21, 2012
Bar Refaeli earlier this year.(Francois Durand/Getty Images)

• Bar Refaeli is the hottest woman in the world, and that’s not even just like my opinion, man (it’s Maxim’s too). [Times of Israel]

• A reporter dresses as a Hasidic man and goes undercover to report from last night’s anti-Internet rally. Oh, and she’s a woman. [BetaBeat]

• A Jewish nonprofit is receiving $1 million from New York to install 150 security cameras in the Brooklyn neighborhood where Leiby Kletzky was abducted (and later murdered) last summer. [NYDN]

• Settle back with Paul Berger’s report on Odessa’s lingering Jewishness. [Forward]

• Sacha Baron Cohen gives a rare out-of-character interview, and spends the first half of it talking about Jews and comedy. [BBC]

• Woody Allen reads his latest Shouts & Murmurs for your entertainment. [The New Yorker]

60 Minutes did Tel Aviv, in what in sports is termed a make-up call. The Forward’s Gal Beckerman was not a fan. Wonder what he’d think of this piece on Tel Aviv’s burgeoning art scene?

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.