Tuesday, August 15

Keeping faith with IDF soldiers & civilians on the northern border (Exclusive video)

These video clips show Chabad Youth and an American supporter during a recent series of visits with IDF soldiers and civilians along the northern border with Lebanon, bringing food, gifts, moral and spiritual support and cheer.

Produced for and in conjunction with The Israel Home Front Fund - a great donation site for Israel.

(Full disclosure: I manage and edit that site - and they really are a worthwhile organization)

Illusionist David Blaine magically appears in Israel

Illusionist David Blaine

Illusionist and stunt performer David Blaine is visiting Israel until Friday on a solidarity visit.

“I want to ease the pain, to bring smiles to people who have been living under the threat of missile attacks," the magician said in New York last week. "I want to give hope to the injured, and to bring magic into people’s lives."

Blaine will give benefit performances for children and families in shelters in Israel’s north and in Jewish Agency-run camps in the center of the country. He will also perform for wounded soldiers in hospitals in Safed and Haifa, and for IDF troops on army bases. The visit is a joint initiative between Mr. Blaine's manager Yossi Siegel and the Israeli Consulate in New York. The trip is being supported by UJA-Federation of New York and organized by United Jewish Communities (UJC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

David Blaine, 33, has been called “the most famous stunt artist in the world, and a true heir to Harry Houdini.” In his latest stunt -- Drowned Alive -- Blaine spent seven days in an eight-foot sphere of water in front of New York’s Lincoln Center.

'Master Lock' (Editorial Cartoon)

Pop quiz:

Where and in what years did this editorial cartoon appear? (Think for a second , and no peeking below or at the mouseover link...)

Iran? Huh-uh (gotta' love MSNBC's "evenhanded" headline and alt head, though - two points for trying):

"Holocaust cartoon exhibit kicks off in Tehran

"Furor over caricatures of Prophet Muhammad inspired contest, display"

Nope, folks this one's from the Sacramento News & Review. And get a load of the thoughtful comments - a regular laff riot. In a noxious way.
(From The Volokh Conspiracy via instapundit)


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