Sundown: Nigeria Foils Iranian Terror Cell
Plus the legacy of King Herod gets another look
• Members of an Iranian cell that was reportedly planning terror attacks against Israeli and American targets within the country were arrested today. Among their purported targets: a local Chabad and an Israeli shipping company. [Haaretz]
• Even Canadian Purim has a controversy: This one involves the Hasidic community of Montreal, charity, and minibuses. [HuffPo]
• As Israeli archeologists work to reconstruct his tomb, Shmuel Rosner, the man with his own domain, writes about his controversial Jewish and historical legacy. [NYT]
• Liam Hoare lauds Tzipi Livni’s decision to join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. [Times of Israel]
• Lena Dunham, creator of the hit HBO show Girls, will be delivering the Purim spiel at Jewish Museum’s Purim Ball next week. Jewcy has the scoop. [Jewcy]
Controversial filmmaker Emad Burnat was detained at LAX
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