Navigate to News section

Sundown: Occupy Kaddish

Plus Iran’s missiles, Jordanian intrigue, and more

Marc Tracy
November 18, 2011
Zuccotti Park yesterday morning. Those trees!(Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Zuccotti Park yesterday morning. Those trees!(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

• A policeman at Zuccotti Park needed a minyan. Occupiers were happy to oblige. [Facebook Occupy Judaism]

• The explosion at the weapons depot/secret missile base outside Tehran has drawn the curtain back on Iran’s missile program. [NYT]

• King Abdullah’s hold over Jordan is shaky and getting shakier. [NYRB]

• Bernie Fine has denied the charges. [ESPN]

• Toward the end, Libyans accused Muammar Qaddafi of being a Jew, because it’s Libya. [Forward]

• A disabled Jewish Venezuelan marathoner drew the ire of anti-Semites, because it’s Venezuela. [Time Global Spin]

• New Bravo reality show Shahs of of Sunset is exactly what you think it is. [Hollywood Reporter]

• It would certainly be funny if intelligence was withheld from Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. [AP/FP]

• The Chicago Bears placed rookie right tackle Gabe Carimi on injured reserved, ending his season. You’ll get ‘em next year! [ESPN]

• Tablet Magazine contributing editor Shalom Auslander has a new Showtime comedy coming out you should watch. [Deadline]

• Tablet Magazine contributing editor Etgar Keret has this contest you should do. [Something Out of Something]

• Macaro/oo/nis: a user’s guide. [Slate]

• The Quandt family, which owns BMW, has pledged $7 million to memorialize forced laborers who worked at the Quandt patriarch’s Nazi factory. [JTA]

Happy pre-Thanksgiving weekend!

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