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Sundown: New Evidence Against Molester Mondrowitz

Plus Margolick on Kristol, Phil Jackson on mitzvot, and more

Marc Tracy
January 22, 2010

• New evidence indicates that Avrohom Mondrowitz—the high-profile alleged Brooklyn child molester who is being protected from extradition by Israel—was engaged in illicit activities with underage boys as recently as 2006. [The New York Jewish Week]
• Tablet Magazine contributing editor David Margolick writes about the late neoconservative intellectual, editor, and political activist Irving Kristol. [Newsweek]
• Really cool ketubahs–check out the graphics! [Moshe Mikanovsky Art Blog]
• Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson advised Donald Sterling, the owner of the hapless cross-town L.A. Clippers, to perform mitzvot to eliminate the “Clippers curse”: “If you do a good mitzvah, maybe you can eliminate some of those things. Do you think Sterling’s done enough mitzvahs?” [ESPN]
• This article is two months old, but we still can’t come up with a better way for you to spend 45 minutes this weekend than reading about the Crypto-Jews of the U.S. southwest. [Harper’s]
• There were once plans for a Jewish homeland on the island of Tasmania, off the coast of Australia. [ABC Australia]

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