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We Read Jewish Magazines So You Don’t Have To

Things of note in the Jewish media this week: • The LA Jewish Journal runs the ugliest cover of all time (pictured right) • Hamas’s lovable children’s characters Farfel and Nahul have been replaced by Assud the rabbit, who suspiciously … Read More

By / February 14, 2008

Things of note in the Jewish media this week:

• The LA Jewish Journal runs the ugliest cover of all time (pictured right)

• Hamas’s lovable children’s characters Farfel and Nahul have been replaced by Assud the rabbit, who suspiciously resembles a famous American bunny and sings songs like "We Will Never Recognize Israel." [Heeb]

• The Jewish Awareness Movement, an outreach organization dedicated to frum-inizing college students, is run by a woman who regularly makes people cry. David Kelsey points out that her tactics are surprisingly successful. [New Voices, The Kvetcher]

• The English edition of the daily Jewish paper Hamodia won’t run pictures of women because the female form is “immodest”—which means no Hillary pictures, even if she becomes president. [Jewish SF via JTA]

• Australia’s Prime Minister apologized to the nation’s Aboriginal population for years of discrimination and abuse. Behind this measure? Jews! “We’ve suffered 2,000 years of persecution, and we understand what it is to be the underdog,” said Mark Leibler, the co-chair of Reconciliation Australia. [JTA]