Slow restart

An AP photo used under fair use?

This is one of the best ledes to a story I’ve ever read: “Sudan has been doing some saber-rattling in the general direction of Israel since a weapons factory in Sudan was mysteriously bombed. Earlier this week, the Yarmouk complex, a state-owned weapons manufacturing complex in Khartoum and potentially a great name for a novel, met with an unfortunate accident when, according to Sundanese officials, four planes bombed it to pieces.”

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Special report in The Economist: Judaism and the Jews

A quick look at a “special report” on Jews and Judaism in the Economist.

Shabbos links

A rap video. Black Jews. Oprah Winfrey’s “ignorant show”. Psy-ops. Kosher food in Moscow. Asian-Americans. A yuppy monastery. Ex-gays give up the ghost.

Shabbos links

Hasidic feuds and local politics. What to do when you’ve been accused of witchcraft. Fun physics. What we can learn about the Fourth Amendment from Jay-Z. “Every Idea in History”. The ASA and Zombies.

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Zoroastrians coming home to roost. “Tours that bind”. How you understand G-d affects how you understand the economy.

Shabbos links

Tombstone Technology. Chaplains & “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. Iran & Zionist Drug Addicts. What Went Wrong with the Muslim World? Domestic Politics in Liechtenstein (Pop: 30,000).