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Sundown: My Cousin the Rabbi

Plus all Tavi all the time, and more

Marc Tracy
August 31, 2011
Tavi Gevinson.(Peter Yang/NYT Magazine)
Tavi Gevinson.(Peter Yang/NYT Magazine)

• Meet Rabbi Capers Funnye, a.k.a. Michelle Obama’s cousin. [News One for Black America]

• Can there be too many Tavi Gevinson profiles? I say no. Haters gonna hate. [NYT Magazine]

• A children’s treasury of Gentiles who have been mistaken for being Jewish. [The Daily Beast]

• Jon Scheyer has touched down in Israel. (Applause.) [Kaplan’s Korner]

• Want books to read about gays and Jews (other than Sweet Like Sugar)? Wayne Hoffman has your list. [Jewish Book Council]

• Two Italian middle-schoolers who drew a swastika near the Venice Jewish Cemetery have been sentenced to reading Anne Frank’s diary. You know they’re going to end up falling in love with her, like we all do. [JTA]

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