January 6th, 2018

Yehudah Kimani on Israel Incident

Times of Israel:


'“When I heard that my case is being discussed in Knesset, it really showed me that I have something important to do in this world,” he said from his home in Kenya. “Now people know that there are Jews everywhere, there are Jews in Kenya. They are giving me a chance to be known and the community in Kenya a chance to be known.”

Still, Kimani noted that the attention paid to his case brought negative consequences as well , including doubts as to his Jewish identity.

Amos Arbel, the director of the ministry’s Population Registry and Status Department, called Kimani “a goy [gentile] from Kenya” and asked if Israel wanted “half of Africa to come to Israel.” Arbel stressed that the Interior Ministry did not recognize Kimani’s conversion, despite the fact that the Jewish Agency recognizes the Abayudaya of Uganda as Jewish who can immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return. ...'

Raw Water

You might have heard about the folks selling "raw water".


'In San Francisco, "unfiltered, untreated, unsterilized spring water" is selling for as much as $60.99 for a 2.5 gallon jug. Startups dedicated to untreated water are popping up. People — including startup Juicero's cofounder Doug Evans — are gathering gallons of untreated water from natural springs to bring to Burning Man. ...'

Now here's the rest of the story:


'LiveWater will set you back twenty bucks a gallon. The people of Jefferson County, Oregon are paying about 1/3rd of a cent for precisely the same water. Only, you know, it’s fresher in Jefferson County. ...'

So, actually? This is a stroke of genius. A transfer of wealth from the hipster ghettoes of San Francisco and Portland to Oregon east of the Cascades.  More power to 'em.