Elsewhere: Boycotting the Times, Sotloff’s Israel days, the near-extinct bialy

Julie Wiener

All the news that’s fit to boycott: A leading Reform rabbi’s recent public parting of ways with The New York Times is emblematic of the American Jewish establishment’s increasing unwillingness to hear Israel criticism, Chemi Shalev writes. (Haaretz)

Sotloff in day school: Danielle Berrin writes about attending Jewish day school with Steven Sotloff, the journalist ISIS recently beheaded, and about his recent correspondences, all of which was erased in a futile effort to save him. (L.A. Jewish Journal)

Sotloff in Israel: Friends, classmates and colleagues in Israel share memories of Steven Sotloff, who had dual American-Israeli citizenship and studied and worked in the Jewish state for years. (Times of Israel)

Lens on Lev Tahor: Photographer Jorge Dan Lopez’s photo essay documents the controversial haredi Orthodox sect’s departure from a Guatemalan village. (CBC News)

The bagel’s neglected cousin: The new owners of a legendary Lower East Side bialy shop hope to rescue the traditional onion-filled roll from culinary extinction. (Tablet)

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