Doctors at the Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center in Louisville successfully performed a double-hand transplant earlier this week. As Med City News reported, it was the third double-hand transplant (that’s right: the patient got two new hands) in the U.S. and the first ever to be live-tweeted.
Trade Martin — a country singer who will surely go from obscurity to notoriety and back to obscurity before you can say “publicity stunt” — did something that is either too offensive to be hilarious or too hilarious to be offensive, depending on where you stand: He recorded a completely serious ditty called, ever-so-subtly, “We’ve Got To Stop the Mosque at Ground Zero.”
In the days since Jews first put down roots in the Midwood section of Brooklyn, much has changed. The population — once mostly Ashkenazi — is now dominated by Sephardic Jews, most of whom emigrated from Syria. Avenue J, the main drag, offers sushi as well as kosher meat, and the synagogues of Coney Island Avenue sit alongside auto body shops, a discount movie theater and a Pakistani community center.