Elsewhere: Jewish cardinal, Eritrean’s plea, Dungeons & Dragons Talmudist

An African migrant speaks: Ghirmay Birhane, who fled Eritrea for Israel, writes that he deserves to be recognized as a refugee. (N.Y. Times)

Dungeons, dragons and the Talmud: An adolescence spent playing D&D was actually one rooted in Jewish values, Liel Leibovitz writes. (Tablet)

A Jewish cardinal: A new film depicts the life of Jean-Marie Aron Lustiger, a cardinal with Jewish roots who embraces his dual identity. (Forward)

Tu B’Shvat treat: Barley, one of the traditional “seven species” of Tu B’Shvat, has been overlooked, Miriam Krule writes. (Slate)

Worry and love: Worry can sometimes be confused for love in Jewish families, Stacey Klein writes. (Times of Israel)

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