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Weiner and Spitzer Out; Hasidim Buying Votes?

Plus another Daft Punk High Holiday parody video, and more in the news

by
Stephanie Butnick
September 11, 2013
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner meets with people on a street corner In Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner meets with people on a street corner In Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

• Last night’s New York City primary elections left disgraced Jews Anthony Weiner and Anthony Spitzer in the dust, conceding defeat and, hopefully, any future airtime. [NYT]

• That Shabbat-observant drug ring looks tame compared to Gothamist’s reports of brazen voter fraud allegedly being carried out by Hasidic Jews in South Williamsburg. [Gothamist]

• On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a city—and a nation—reflects. [NYT]

• Russia is reportedly selling an anti-aircraft missile defense system and a nuclear reactor to Iran. [Times of Israel]

• Tablet contributor Andrew Marantz offers an eerie glimpse into what modern-day, tech-saturated The Truman Show-style paranoia looks like. [New Yorker]

• We’re a little late to this, but there is apparently more than one Daft Punk “Get Lucky” High Holiday parody videos. You’re welcome, world.

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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