Safran Foer in Arabia

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I love Wikipedia as much as the next guy (who’s constantly debating facts with his friends), but as the editor of another internet resource I’ll admit to a measure of schadenfreude when I stumble upon something on Wiki that’s grossly and oddly mistaken.

The tidbit I just found is even funnier because it pertains to one of our partner organizations: The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel.

Wait.

In Israel?

BYFI?

Are you sure it’s not BYFA?

Because according to his entry on Wikipedia, Jonathan Safran Foer was once “awarded a Bronfman fellowship for study in Arabia.”

Sure makes the whole controversy about whether the Academy Award-nominated Paradise Now was from “Palestine” or “Israel” seem less intense. Imagine if it was submitted as an entry from Arabia? Eeks…

UPDATE: Looks like someone’s corrected JSF’s Wiki entry (we’re hearing it was BYFI’s Rabbi Shimon Felix).

Posted on January 17, 2007

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