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December 18, 2009

Dec. 18: Israeli Beers, Adelson Unfiltered, Tiger and the Jewess

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Microbreweries bubbling up in Israel

Denny Neilson, an American expatriate who runs a shop for home brewers called The Winemaker, at a beer festival with his daughter at Kibbutz Ma'abarot in October 2009.
Denny Neilson, an American expatriate who runs a shop for home brewers called The Winemaker, at a beer festival with his daughter at Kibbutz Ma’abarot in October 2009. (Beer Master)
Israel is going through something of a beer awakening, with microbreweries fueling interest in homemade brews. Read more »

Sitting down with Sheldon Adelson

The Fundermentalist sat down with casino mogul Sheldon Adelson to discuss philanthropy, business, Israeli politics and why he likes ZOA. Read more »

Obama and Kerry slowing sanctions legislation push

As the Obama administration aims to slow down the prospect of unilateral sanctions on Iran while it attempts to mass international support for multilateral measures, a spokesman for John Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says that “We’re working with the administration to reach a solution that achieves the minimum all parties” want. Read more »

Judah Maccabee’s Nobel acceptance speech

The leader of the Jewish revolt against the ancient Greeks accepts the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more »

Editors’ Picks

‘Inglourious Basterds’ at JTS

The producer of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ came to the Jewish Theological Seminary to screen the film and talk with the chancellor of JTA, a professor and a rabbi. Ami Eden weighs in.

U.S. and Israel: Comrades in arms (Forward)

U.S.-Israeli security relations have been flourishing, despite the public tensions over settlements, a report says.

Home Hebrew schooling (New York Jewish Week)

Julie Wiener reports on a possible upswing in families opting for private tutors instead of synagogue-based Hebrew schools.

Tiger and the Jewess (L.A. Jewish Journal)

Rachel Uchitel is the women at the center of the media frenzy that has undone sports icon Tiger Woods. She is also the granddaughter of Maurice Uchitel, a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine who parlayed a successful business in women’s shoulder pads into ownership of the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami and the El Morocco nightclub, Manhattan’s society hotspot in an earlier age.

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Breaking News

The “Arbeit Macht Frei” sign was stolen from the memorial at the Auschwitz death camp.
An Israeli American who did linguistic work for the FBI on contract pleaded guilty to leaking five secret documents to a blogger.
The head of an organization that oversees conversions to Judaism has resigned amid accusations of sexual improprieties.
Spain said it will make Palestinian statehood a priority during its presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2010.
A Las Vegas school district is disciplining a teacher who allegedly denied the Holocaust in the classroom but has not suspended her.
Philadelphia high school students were disciplined after they allegedly taunted an opposing basketball team with Holocaust slurs.
A British court jailed an Albanian Muslim for seven years after weapons and Hezbollah manuals were found in his home.
Turkey’s president accepted an invitation from his Israeli counterpart to visit.
A French government authority warned a satellite broadcaster that carrying the Hamas TV channel violates French law.
A Sydney-based, student-run Web site banned a group of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel commenters.

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