Gather the News – Jewish News of the Week – 12/31

Get it?  “News” rhymes with “Jews.”  Let’s Gather…

  • If the U.S. was the Breakfast Club, and its members were religious groups, we’d totally be Molly Ringwald, and surprisingly not Ally Sheedy.
  • GTJ’s own Stephen Richer may have forsaken Newsweek, but it writes one hell of an article about how the Chinese love us Jews and our Talmud.
  • “Tackles were missed more often than they were successful, 11 fumbles were committed and referees had to stop the game for minutes at a time to argue a ruling among themselves more than once.”  Yup, everything you would expect from an Israeli tackle football league.
  • Natalie Portman manages to break the collective hearts of both rabbis and nerdy Jewish boys everywhere.
  • “Oldest Human Remains found in Israel; Homo Sapiens Demand a Right of Return.”  I can’t top that.  Hat tip to Jewlicious for the headline.
  • An aluminum pole, the airing of grievances, the feats of strength, and…kosher food?  It’s a Festivus miracle for one California inmate.
  • A Christian writing to Chabad.org’s Ask the Rabbi has the great misfortune of being answered by Rabbi Aron Moss.
  • Israel could use Mylanta.
  • Former President of Israel, Moshe Katsav, becomes an Israeli prisoner.  Naturally, Hamas demands his release in exchange for Gilad Shalit (H/T to Erik S.)

All complaints can be sent directly to me.  Shabbat Shalom and Happy secular New Year!