Treasury’s First Orthodox Chief

Jack Lew, Obama’s pick for Treasury secretary, is the highest-ranking Orthodox Jew in U.S. government history

Sundown: Hagel Backs All Options on Iran

Plus Jack Lew to be named Treasury Secretary tomorrow

Iran Foes Try to Coax China

Hope is that economic fears will prompt support for sanctions

The Narrows

Ben-Gurion repeatedly faced down crises by fearlessly rejecting retreat and useless compromise. Obama would do well to follow his model.

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