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Something about this just doesn’t feel right…

From the AP:

DOTHAN, Ala. – Larry Blumberg is looking for a few good Jews to move to his corner of the Bible Belt. Blumberg is chairman of an organization offering Jewish families as much as $50,000 to relocate to Dothan, an overwhelmingly Christian town of 58,000 that calls itself the Peanut Capital of the World. Get involved at Temple Emanu-El and stay at least five years, the group’s leaders say, and the money doesn’t have to be repaid.

More Jews are living in the South than ever — about 386,000 at last count in 2001, according to Stuart Rockoff, a historian at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Miss. But young Jews are leaving small places like Dothan in favor of cities like Atlanta and Birmingham, Rockoff said, and dozens of small-town synagogues have closed.

“A lot of the older people have died, and not many of the younger ones have stayed,” said Thelma Nomberg, a member of the Dothan temple who grew up in nearby Ozark, where she was the only Jewish student in public school in the 1940s. “We are dying.”

Apparently James Dobson and his Focus On The Family have a lot to worry about in this world. American Airlines just launched a broadband internet service on their flights in the US and someone (Ahem… Mr. Dobson) thinks this means we’ll all be pleasuring ourselves across the country. This statement is from their Senior Analyst For Media & Sexuality, David Weiss:

From Sky Talk via Gizmodo:

“Because this nation has not been serious about vigorously attacking pornography, some believe it is appropriate to view in public. Not only will the flight attendants be placed in a situation that could be considered sexual harassment, passengers who openly view porn where children can see it may be violating federal harmful-to-minor laws.”

God said, “Be fruitful and multiply.”

God did not say, “Be fruitful and multiply and leave your children lying about the place in airports and whatnot…”

What are you? Some sort of orthodox, baby-toting, Johnny Appleseed?

From an article entitled “Israeli parents forget daughter at airport” on the AP newswire:

JERUSALEM – An Israeli couple going on a European vacation remembered to take their duty-free purchases and their 18 suitcases, but forgot their 3-year-old daughter at the airport, police said Monday.

The couple and their five children were late for a charter flight to Paris Sunday and made a mad dash to the gate. In the confusion, their daughter got lost.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a policeman found her wandering in the duty-free area at Ben-Gurion airport, Israel’s bustling main international air portal. He said the officer alerted airline staff, but the flight had already taken off.

But perhaps the real coup-de-grace here is this paragraph at the end of the article. What the heck is going on at Ben Gurion airport? People! Buy leashes for your children or something, ok?

The paper recounted that several days ago, an 8-year-old boy traveling alone boarded a flight to Brussels instead of Munich, and two weeks before that, a 10-year-old boy was left behind when the rest of his group flew to Copenhagen.