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In Other Jewish Newspapers: Palestine Drama, Dylan in Shul, Elvis vs. Beatles, Etc.

By Daniel Treiman

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PALESTINE ON (OFF-)BROADWAY: The New York Jewish Week looks at a slew of new plays focused on the Palestinian predicament.

Also in the Jewish Week: Palestinian businessmen are plotting an alternative to Hamas and Fatah, and the Jewish community is divided over a controversial new Arab-oriented public school.


THE COMMUNITY THAT READS TOGETHER…: Philly Jews are on the same page, the Jewish Exponent reports.


BLOG SAID, HE SAID: An anonymous blogger is warning Miami Beach’s Jewish community about what it claims is a non-Jew conman posing as a Jew, The Florida Jewish News reports. The blog’s target insisted to the newspaper that he is, in fact, Jewish.


WHAT ABOUT BOB?: An Australian rabbi recalls his 1992 encounters with Bob Dylan for the Australian Jewish News. “At one stage, he was in tears talking to me,” Rabbi Yankel Rapp told the newspaper. “It was a very emotional and moving experience for him at the time.”


‘WE’RE AN INTERESTING PEOPLE’: Cal State University, Northridge has thousands of Jewish students, but they’re not the ones filling up its Jewish studies courses, the L.A. Jewish Journal reports.

Also in the Jewish Journal: Tom Tugend sits down with legal scholar and blogger Eugene Volokh, who thinks a little antisemitism might be good for us; Amy Klein reports from the frontlines of the synagogue singles scene; and editor Rob Eshman gets a passionate response to his call for unmarried Jewish women in their 30s and 40s to date outside the faith.


BATTLE OF THE BANDS: The owner of an Elvis memorabilia store tries to evict a neighboring Beatles-oriented shop, London’s Jewish Chronicle reports.


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