David Weprin trying out the new casino in Queens.(NY Politicker)
Navigate to News section

Sundown: Rumor Has It McCartney Will Convert

Plus West Bank riots, Occupy Judaism’s importance, and more

Marc Tracy
October 28, 2011
David Weprin trying out the new casino in Queens.(NY Politicker)

• Saul became Paul. Could Paul become Saul? But why do it after the wedding? [Heeb]

• Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank. [Haaretz]

• Israel fired back (with words) at the United Nations after the Palestinian Authority complained about recent comments about its president. Israel condemned the P.A. for not condemning a recent rocket attack from Gaza. [Haaretz]

• Read toward the end. Occupy Judaism is the vanguard of Occupy Wall Street. Of course. [Huff Post]

• Recently freed Israeli-American Ilan Grapel said he was treated fairly in Egyptian prison, except for the part about being locked up in the first place. [Haaretz]

• Doesn’t seem to be anything legitimately fishy about Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner’s latest alleged gaffe. That said, if you’re him, do you really want to even come close to the appearance of impropriety? And if you’re the Times, is he really that valuable that he’s worth keeping there? [Mondoweiss]

• Chopped liver. The gross kind. [Gawker]

• The lucrative world of religious apps. [New Yorker Book Bench]

My Name Is Asher Lev, in song. Seriously. [Hartford Courant]

• Did you pick up your Yo La Tengo Hannukah tickets yet? [Brooklyn Vegan]

• Tablet Magazine film critic Daphne Merkin shops around Jerusalem. [NYT T]

• See the check that Siegel and Shuster got for selling Superman. [Bowery Boogie]

• A Chrismukkah Star of David. [Amazon]

• This Sunday is Taste of Limmud. [JCC in Manhattan]

Oh right like I could post anything else.

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