Daybreak: Ancient Cistern Found Near Temple Mount
Plus Dutch FM to EU: Put Hezbollah on terror group list
• A cistern dating back to the First Temple Period was discovered by archeologists in Jerusalem’s Old City, shedding some light on how Jerusalem residents got their water 2,500 years ago. [Times of Israel]
• Vice Presidential hopeful Cindy Sheehan tried to resign from the ticket she shares with Roseanne Barr, only to find that state policies will keep her attached to the ticket anyway. [Soapbox]
• Uri Rosenthal, the Dutch Foreign Minister, is lobbying the European Union to place Hezbollah on terror group list. [JTA]
• Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords recited the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention yesterday evening. [Daily Mail]
• Avital Chizhik writes on the common ground between Jewish and Muslim women who are young, religious, and unmarried. [NYT]
Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is ‘delighted.’
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