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Daybreak: Orthodox on the Rise

Plus Samira Ibrahim is probably not gonna get that State Department award

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Sherry Lansing.(Jewish Journal)

• The February jobs report showed a steep gain in hiring with the unemployment rate dropping to 7.7%. [ABC]

• Taking a page from our own Yair Rosenberg, David Brooks takes a look at the surge of the Orthodox community and rides around with Meir Soloveichik. [NYT]

• Samira Ibrahim, the Egyptian woman who was slated to receive an honor from the State Department as an International Women of Courage, has uncourageously said more anti-Semitic comments after it was revealed that her Twitter feed was stocked with anti-Israel and anti-American tweets. [JTA]

• Ed Husain urges the end of the Arab boycott of Israel in a Times opinion piece. [NYT]

• Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a major film studio in Hollywood, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Israel Film Festival. [THR]

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gemel says:

Glorious guest – Waltz unchained for Jerusalem wedding

German actor’s Jewish daughter is tying the knot in the Holy Land next week

dansblog says:

They weren’t simply “anti-Israel and anti-American tweets”. They celebrated specific acts of terrorism, including the Burgas bus bombing and 9/11. My guess is that had they merely railed in general against American/Israeli imperialism/racism/genocide/whatever, and enthused in general about terrorist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah (and maybe even Al Qaeda), she’d still be receiving her award.


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