Wade Page, the White supremacist who stands accused of killing six people in a shooting rampage two weeks ago at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and apparently did his murderous deeds at a Sikh religious institution because of a common error.
He thought the Sikhs were Muslims.
Sikh men and many devout Muslim men sport beards and head coverings – turbans in the case of Sikhs; various items, including knitted white skullcaps, in the case of Muslims.
The legal fight in the Hamptons -- largely among Jews -- over the erection of an eruv continues for the fourth straight year with the filing July 30 of another suit.
This one seeks to prevent the Long Island Power Authority from permitting use of its utility poles for the demarcation of the eruv, a ritual boundary within which observant Jews may carry items from a private to a public area on the Sabbath.
Until two weeks ago, when he was revealed to have made up quotes and attributed them to Bob Dylan, Jonah Lehrer was one of the most successful journalists of his generation, and an It Boy, and a good boy, to boot.
At 31, he’s the author of three books that nimbly dance a line between the sciences and the humanities altogether invisible to most mere mortals: Imagine (containing the falsified quotes), How We Decide and Proust was a Neuroscientist.
Those lucky few who scored dirt-cheap flights on El Al as a result of HaSnafu Hagadol on Monday must have been pinching themselves. As quite a few people told The Jewish Week and JTA, they viewed a visit to the Holy Land on a par with a new Lexus or a backyard pool up until the fateful alert from Dan’s Deals sent them scrambling to Orbitz or Expedia.
An opinion piece in the Malaysia Chronicle by Dr. Farrukh Saleem, a freelance journalist from Islamabad, Pakistan, caught our eye because of its ominous headline: “Why are Jews So Powerful?”
But far from being another anti-Semitic diatribe, Saleem tries to stick to these facts: there are 14 million Jews in the world -- one Jew for every 100 Muslims – “yet Jews are more than a hundred times more powerful than all the Muslims put together.”