Elsewhere: Hillel and Israel, criminalizing anti-Semitism, ‘chutzpah’ in court

Hillel and Israel: The debate over Hillel’s Israel guidelines reflects a shift in how American Jews re;ate to Israel, writes John Judis. (New Republic)

Criminalizing anti-Semitism: It is counterproductive to ban shows by an anti-Semitic French comedian or punish him under anti-hate laws, writes Seth Mandel. (Commentary)

A phone rings in shul: A cell phone rings during a synagogue service, a rabbi offers a rebuke and a congregant gains a new appreciation of Shabbat. (Huffington Post)

Jonah Hill talks ‘Wolf’: The “Wolf of Wall Street” actor talks about “the most unlikable person I’ve ever played.” (L.A. Jewish Journal)

Chutzpah in court: A chart shows the rise of the word “chutzpah” in judicial decisions. (Atlantic)

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