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Sundown: Yet Another Israel Group

Plus yet another mah-jongg article, and yet more

Marc Tracy
July 12, 2010
Mah-jongg tiles.(Wikipedia)

Mah-jongg tiles.(Wikipedia)

• There’s a new hawkish group, the Emergency Committee for Israel. “We’re the pro-Israel wing of the pro-Israel community,” says Bill Kristol, who is involved, as is former McCain adviser Michael Goldfarb. [Politico]

• This is literally an article about five Jewish women from the Five Towns and how they like to play mah-jongg. [NYT]

• The ethics of transgender dating in the Orthodox community. [NYT Magazine]

• New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that investigating the planned mosque at Ground Zero would be un-American. [AP/Vos Iz Neias?]

• That guy is totally wearing a Yom Kippur on his head! [Jezebel]

• Congratulations to Susan Cernerk and Robert Giampietro. Rob helped design our site! [NYT]

Some perverbs for the evening.

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