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Daybreak: Syria’s Got Some Nerve (Gas)

Plus Bibi signs off on Sharansky’s new plan for the Western Wall

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• Supporting findings by French and British authorities, an Israeli general claims that Bashar al-Assad’s embattled regime has repeatedly been using chemical weapons against Syrian rebels in the last month. [NYT]

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved Jewish Agency Chief Natan Sharansky’s new plan at the Western Wall that would allow for a permanent egalitarian prayer section. The two discussed the plan when they were both in London for Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. [JTA]

• Joshua Nathan-Kazis investigates the Orthodox town of Lakewood, New Jersey, which recently received larger federal funds for computers than Newark and Jersey City. [Forward]

• Jewish Boston talks with the brilliant Jenifer Goldman Fraser about how to talk to your children about violence and witnessing violence in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. [JewishBoston]

• What do Andy Griffith, poetry, and Jewish comedy have in common? A lot apparently. Check out this compelling essay on mourning and humor by Evan Smith Rakoff. [LARB]

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HWB123 says:

The title of today’s ‘Scroll’ is horribly offensive and belittles the mass atrocities being committed against hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Syrians. For all my love of Tablet, shame on you.


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Daybreak: Syria’s Got Some Nerve (Gas)

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