Elsewhere: Jews in prison, Turkish Jewish discomfort, closing Open Zion

Jews in prison: It’s not easy being a member of the tribe behind bars. (Forward)

Turkish Jewish discomfort: Tensions between their government and Israel are causing Turkish Jews to question their community’s future, and some are leaving the country. (Al-Monitor)

Jordan Valley at issue: A strategic area of the West Bank could be a sticking point in peace talks. (BBC)

Football, stereotypes and religion: Two rabbis present a religious case against ethnically charged team names. (CNN)

Closing Open Zion: Peter Beinart explains why he is closing his left-leaning, Israel-oriented group blog on the Daily Beast. (Daily Beast)

Somebody to lean on: A photo of an Orthodox Jewish subway rider in New York generously lending his shoulder to a sleeping man goes viral. (Tablet)

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