Taking a break.(The Onion)
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Sundown: Goldstone Responds

Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more

by
Marc Tracy
May 12, 2010
Taking a break.(The Onion)

• Richard Goldstone says being an apartheid-era judge was “a difficult moral decision,” and argues, “I do not understand why my actions as a judge in those years precludes me … from judging war crimes whether committed in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, or the Middle East.” [Jewish Chronicle/Vos Iz Neias?]

• Prime Minister Netanyahu referred to the hundreds of “Jerusalem” (or “Zion”) mentions in the Bible. [Reuters/Vos Iz Neias?]

• “Masbia” are four restaurants in Brooklyn and Queens that serve kosher meals for free to impoverished Jews. [Brooklyn Rail]

• How to tell a schlemiel from a schlimazel from a schmendrik from a plain old jerk. [Forward]

• Noam Chomsky is taking a pass today. [The Onion]

• Rebecca Lepkoff, 94, speaks at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum tonight about her book of photographs (now out in paperback) of Lower East Side life many decades ago. [City Room]

A slideshow of Lepkoff’s photos is here. One is below.

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

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