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Meet Clifford Scheiner, Orthodox Doctor and Leading Porn Collector

By Michael Kaminer

It’s not surprising that Dr. Clifford Scheiner, a self-proclaimed Orthodox Jew and student of Talmud and Torah, poses in today’s New York Daily News holding a book. What might raise eyebrows is that the tome in question is the illustrated biography of ‘70s porn star Vanessa Del Rio.

Scheiner, according to the News, “has one of the largest collections of pornography and erotica in the world… An enormous hoard of 350,000 books, films and photos — from 13th-century manuscripts to every issue of Playboy and Screw magazine ever printed.”

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Helen Thomas Talks Israel, Jews to Playboy!

By Nathan Burstein

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Nearly a year after the scandal that ended her epic run as a White House correspondent, Helen Thomas has re-emerged to share more thoughts about Israel and Jews - specifically, that they’re “wonderful,” but also that they wield too much money and power.

“[They are] using their power, and they have power in every direction… over the White House, power over Congres,” Thomas says in the new issue of Playboy. “Everybody is in the pocket of the Israeli lobbies, which are funded by wealthy supporters, including those from Hollywood. Same thing with the financial markets. There’s total control…”

The 90-year-old Thomas, who covered every administration from JFK to Obama, said she considers herself anti-Zionist rather than anti-Jewish, and mixed a few words of praise into her conspiratorial comments. “I think [Jews are] wonderful people,” she said. “They had to have the most depth. They were leaders in civil rights. They’ve always had the heart for others but not for Arabs, for some reason.”

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Tiger’s Jewish Mistress Will Pose for Playboy

By Josh Tapper

Rachel Uchitel, the Las Vegas nightclub hostess-cum-Tiger Woods mistress, will capitalize on her tryst with the world’s most infamous golfer by appearing half-nude in an upcoming Playboy spread, according to celebrity gossip site, TMZ.

But, Uchitel, the granddaughter of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants may not be taking it off so fast. She agreed to pose on the condition that she can back out anytime before the shoot, which is scheduled in three weeks.

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