A Victim of Madoff and Changing Priorities, the American Jewish Congress Calls It Quits

When the board of the American Jewish Congress decided to suspend its operations, it didn’t give its staff much notice.

Skinhead Headed To Jail Wants Tattoos Removed

A lot of people get second thoughts about tattoos; once you’ve sobered up, that dolphin or “I Love Maria” heart just doesn’t seem as cool. But Daniel Cowart has taken tattoo regret to new extremes. According to The Associated Press, the 21-year-old white supremacist skinhead — who’s awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to federal charges in March — wants to alter the swastika emblazoned on his shoulder, along with the iron cross on his chest, to avoid “unwanted attention” from other inmates.

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Battle Heats Up Over Kafka’s Estate

Just before his death from tuberculosis in 1924, at the age of 40, Franz Kafka wrote to his friend and literary executor, Max Brod: “Dearest Max, my last request: Everything I leave behind me… in the way of diaries, manuscripts, letters (my own and others’), sketches, and so on, [is] to be burned unread.”

Four Guys Walk Into a Bar

‘I am an Indian Jew,” standup comedian Samson Koletkar said at a recent show in Toronto. The audience erupted in laughter, and Koletkar feigned confusion. “That was not the joke,” he deadpanned.

David Twersky, Political Journalist and Peace Activist, Dies at 60

David Twersky, a prominent Zionist activist, political journalist and peace advocate in Israel and America, died July 16 after a long illness. He was 60.

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