I read the news today, oy vey
I should be working, but haven’t yet licked my blog addiction. News of note:
- Aish HaTorah angle to today’s story of twenty-something arms dealer? (Talking Points Memo)
- You know how we keep hearing that Iran’s drive for nuclear power must mean it wants to build nuclear bombs? Apparently, the U.S. is working with Iranian neighbor Bahrain to support a civilian nuclear program. Double speak or US-support proliferation race? (AbuAardvark)
- Satmar funding pro-Yiddish, anti-Ben Yehuda propaganda in Israel (Ha’aretz)
- Nancy Sinkoff reminds us that sometimes a Mussar sefer is just Benjamin Franklin translated into Hebrew. (the Seforim blog)
- Yesterday marked the 33rd anniversary of America’s first gay marriage.
- Return of Jewish terror? 15-year-old loses leg to explosive-filled Purim gift, apparently because of his family’s Messianic Jewish beliefs. (Ynet)
- Will Bush attack Iran before November? Chris Floyd reads the tea leaves and says yes. Arthur Silber, who has been calling for mobilization against war with Iran for over a year, asks whether our silence is Enabling Evil? (Remember: If the bombs start falling on Iran, you can’t say that the American Jewish community hadn’t been working for that goal for years).
- Saudis to retrain 40,000 clerics to encourage moderation and tolerance. Yeshiva University’s Richard Joel might want to try a similar program. (BBC)
Finally, from earlier this month: How Bush’s delusional incompetence brought Hamas to power in Gaza (Vanity Fair)