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Sundown: Die, Nazi Scum!

Plus how Jews vote, R.I.P. H&H, and more

Marc Tracy
January 27, 2012
Mélanie Laurent in Inglourious Basterds.(Mélanie Laurent)

• Here’s your International Holocaust Remembrance Day present: a Jewish woman, already stripped naked for imminent gassing, grabbed a Nazi guard’s gun and shot him dead. Rock on. [AP/I Found It In The Archives]

• The top-ranking U.S. general called a military strike on Iran “premature.” [National Journal]

• Peter Beinart shows that the way to understand the Jewish vote is the same way to understand the vote of other religions: look at levels of observance. [The Daily Beast]

• There’s nothing Mel Gibson doesn’t deserve, but the southern California synagogue trying to shake him down for being an anti-Semite is gross. And as if shame would work on this guy! [TMZ]

• The Republican Jewish Coalition’s Matthew Brooks argues that last night’s debate showcased why Jewish voters may flock to the Republican nominee due to his staunch support for Israel. [RJC]

• James Fallows found the same exchange extremely troubling. [Atlantic]

• As Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney nixed state funding for kosher meals at nursing homes. What won’t he do?? [NY Post]

• H&H’s obituary is officially written. [WSJ]

• “It’s the case of the missing mezuzahs.” [NY Post]

• At Jewish Theological Seminary, Justice Stephen Breyer presented a jurisprudence not unlike the Conservative movement’s driving philosophy. [JustASC]

• Evan Osnos updates us on Ai Weiwei’s status. [New Yorker News Desk]

• Leave your thank you to departing Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. [DNC]

• First in war, first in peace, last in good Jewish delis: the tragedy of D.C. (We miss you, Krupin’s!) [City Paper]

Birthright LOL.

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