Two articles at the Guardian caught my eye this morning.
The Guardian reports, "Berlin museum's latest show uses controversial live exhibit to teach visitors about Jewishness."
As well as musings on the definition of kosher food and the Wailing Wall, there are references to David Beckham and Prince Charles, alongside Marilyn Monroe, who converted in the 1950s, and Charlie Chaplin, whose Jewish roots were said to lie in Hungary.
Beckham's credentials? The tattoo on his arm of a Hebrew verse from the Song of Solomon as well as his assertions that he is half Jewish. As for Prince Charles, he was circumcised by the then royal circumcisor, Rabbi Jacob Snowman, according to a tradition brought by George I from his homeland.,
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/mar/27/jewish-museum-jews-berlin-exhibition
A California creationist is offering a $10,000 challenge to anyone who can prove in front of a judge that science contradicts the literal interpretation of the book of Genesis.
Dr Joseph Mastropaolo, who says he has set up the contest, the Literal Genesis Trial, in the hope of improving the quality of arguments between creationists and evolutionists, has pledged to put $10,000 of his own money into an escrow account before the debate. His competitor would be expected to do the same. The winner would take the $20,000 balance.
Continue reading: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/25/creationist-trial-bible-genesis-evolution