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Sundown: Wiesel Torpedoes Madoff Play

Plus pagan burial grounds, and more

by
Marc Tracy
May 21, 2010

• The world premiere of a play that imagines a jail-cell meeting (which never happened) between Bernard Madoff and Elie Wiesel was canceled after Wiesel protested. [WP]

• A planned Ashkelon, Israel, hospital is not to be built on a onetime Jewish cemetery, as angry ultra-Orthodox alleged. Turns out, the ancient cemetery was pagan! Build away! [AP/Haaretz]

• Harold Bloom’s big essay on British anti-Semitism provoked a huge number of letters in response, and you can read them now. [Paper Cuts]

• The Forward was at DAWN 2010! [Arty Semite]

• “Great Jewish Moments in Law & Order.” Well played. [Heeb]

• Mel Gibson tells us how he really feels:

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

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