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Sundown: Ye Olde Jewish Shoppes

The wondrous Dead Sea, more from Roya, and love for the Body

by
Hadara Graubart
July 10, 2009

• Cleverly named they’re not, but there are at least 18 still-operating Jewish-run business in Atlantic City that are over 50 years old, including Nathan Levin Furs, Mel’s Furniture, and Fischer Shoes. [Jewish Times of South Jersey]
• Israelis and Palestinians have managed to agree on something: supporting the Dead Sea as a candidate for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. [Haaretz]
• Roya Hakakian talks to NPR about growing up Jewish in Iran; the writer recently told Tablet that the recent rioting in her hometown, Tehran, was “not about Jew vs. Muslim, black vs. white, man vs. woman, it’s about a movement of national unity.” [NPR]
• New documentary Yoo-hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is “a study of media celebrity and collective forgetfulness in the age of information overload,” says the New York Times. [NYT]
The Jerusalem Post calls Nextbook Press’s The Jewish Body by Melvin Konner “a veritable grab bag full to brimming with tidbits of Jewish history and culture.” [JPost]

Hadara Graubart was formerly a writer and editor for Tablet Magazine.

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