Sundown: Three Arrested Allegedly Helped Bomber
Plus Warren Buffett seems to like Israel’s economic outlook
• Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s friends, who were arrested earlier today, allegedly communicated with Tsarnaev after the bombing and helped Tsarnaev by trying to destroy evidence. [Wired]
• Warren Buffett buys out a family stake in the Israeli Iscar company for $2 billion, thus doubling the company’s valuation in just seven years. [Globes]
• Gil Shefler profiles Lisa Schroeder, the Portland restauranteur who has taken on the unofficial role of the city’s Jewish mother. [JTA]
• Yoni Brenner’s “Shouts and Murmurs” piece for the New Yorker this week tackles the very real scenario in which Hitler has to do battle with Justin Bieber. [TNY]
• Lancome? More like Lancome on! Jewcy covers the story of women suing the make-up manufacturer allegedly that its 24-hour foundation doesn’t last through the Sabbath. [Jewcy]
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