Jewish date: 5 ’Iyyar 5770 (Parashath ’Aḥare Moth-Qedhoshim).
Today’s quasi-holidays: National Hanging Out Day, Patriots’ Day (Massachusetts and Maine).
Worthy cause of the day: “Continue Progress on the Human Rights Council - The Petition Site”. (And I am fully aware that expecting most parts of the United Nations bureaucracy to do the right thing is like expecting to win the lottery. But we still have to prod them anyway.)
Today’s news and commentary:
- “Mat of microbes the size of Greece discovered on seafloor”
- “JP Morgan Chase Lectures America on the Sanctity of Contracts”