Daybreak: Orthodox on the Rise
Plus Samira Ibrahim is probably not gonna get that State Department award
• 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]
Plus the State Department postpones honor for Egyptian anti-Semite
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