Menachem Mendel Taub, Grand Rabbi and Holocaust Survivor, Dies at 96 – The New York Times

A victim of experiments by Dr. Josef Mengele, Rabbi Taub helped reconstitute a community of Hungarian Hasidic Jews in Israel.

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‘Monkey, Rat and Pig DNA’: How Misinformation Is Driving the Measles Outbreak Among Ultra-Orthodox Jews – The New York Times

Handbooks distributed in some Jewish communities in New York, as well as messages on hotlines, contradict the scientific consensus that vaccines are safe and highly effective.

Scenes from a Multiverse by Jon Rosenberg for Jun 20, 2018 – GoComics

Scenes from a Multiverse for Jun 20, 2018 Comic Strip

View the daily comic strip for Scenes from a Multiverse by cartoonist Jon Rosenberg created Jun 20, 2018 available on GoComics.com

Source: Scenes from a Multiverse by Jon Rosenberg for Jun 20, 2018 – GoComics

“The Leftovers” spoilers

Everyone’s worried that the end of the “The Book of Kevin” spoiled the series, when the beginning was even worse.  It showed a woman faithfully following a preacher who foretells an end of the world that never happens, and is ostracized in the end.  Which will be the outline of the series.  Nora will follow Kevin through his trying to stop the end of the world, and he’ll succeed, but when the end of the world doesn’t happen, Nora will be ostracized and deny she’s the mad woman on the roof.

I wonder how many times the world has been saved by those who warn of the end and go unacknowledged, even by themselves.  Or just give the world a little reprieve, while the rock slips a little bit more.

Mission Congo: how Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project | Film | theguardian.com

Mission Congo: how Pat Robertson raised millions on the back of a non-existent aid project | Film | theguardian.com.

Why are we being shown a picture of Alfred E. Newman?