Daybreak: Hezbollah Sustains Losses in Syria
Plus drones, bacon, Billy Joel, and the Church of Scotland
• Hezbollah has reportedly lost over 100 of its soldiers during recent fighting in Syria, including dozens in the past few days. [Albawaba]
• President Obama said that the United States is at a ‘crossroads’ in its wars against terrorism and that the dropping level of threats against America requires a recalibration of the use of lethal force, including drones. [WaPo]
• Liam Hoare breaks down how the Church of Scotland was off-kilt(er) in a recent report about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. [Jewcy]
• Billy Joel gets more than a little candid in a lengthy interview with Andrew Goldman for the Times Magazine. Terrifying picture included. [NYTM]
• A rabbinical student asks why many Jew don’t scrimp on shrimp, but never bring home the bacon. [Jewcy]
Israel takes another small step toward Haredi conscription
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