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Sundown: Iron Dome’s Whiz Kid

Plus high in the Holy Land, journey to Jerusalem, and more

Marc Tracy
April 06, 2012
An Iron Dome missile.(Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)
An Iron Dome missile.(Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Rabbis vs. rabbits: One have white tufts of hair on their chins; the other have white tufts of hair on their behinds! Happy Pesach and, to our readers of a different bent, happy Easter.

• From video games to Iron Dome: the amazing story of the IDF’s Idan Yahya, by Friend-of-The Scroll Amir Mizroch. [Wired Danger Room]

• Don’t like medical marijuana? Don’t move to Israel. [Israel21c]

• Russian billionaire Mikhal Fridman is marking Passover by traveling through the wilderness to Yerushalayim. No, seriously. [The Moscow Times]

• Of the top contenders for frontrunner Mitt Romney’s running-mate, none are Jewish (no, Rob Portman isn’t). [Politico]

• The longest-serving chaplain in the NYPD’s history is, of course, a rabbi. [WSJ]

• Amazing how the different religions seem to settle on the same exact places as their own holy sites. [NPR]

• The Ku Klux Klan: they’re still around, and they still hate the Jews (though they probably hate black people more). [Gawker]

• The lost Jews of … Nigeria! (H/t Jacob Silverman.) [92Y]

• Some guy in St. Louis currently owns all of Chabad’s chametz. Watch your calories! [NYT/Vos Iz Neias?]

Wishing you a Passover of freedom and comfort. Next year in Jerusalem.

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