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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Governor Skips Town, Thriller Takes Broadway, and Pope Welcomes Holocaust-Denier

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Israel has offered to release over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the safe return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit.  Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" is on its way to becoming a new Broadway musical.  Illinois … Read More

By / January 26, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

  • Israel has offered to release over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for the safe return of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. 
  • Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of trying to auction of Barack Obama’s senate seat, took a trip to New York instead of showing up for his impeachment trial.
  • New research has pinpointed a set of factors that might aid women fighting breast cancer in predicting whether the cancer will spread to the second breast. 
  • Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, and other big acts have been added to the roster of performers making appearances at the 51st annual Grammy Awards to be held in February. 
  • Pope Benedict XVI has recinded the excommunication of a bishop who denies the Holocaust and welcomed him back into the Church, which many say will seriously inhibit Catholic-Jewish relations.