Elsewhere: Schumer’s antiquity fight, Mishearing Rihanna, Schwartzes’ football face-off

Schumer’s Iraq fight: Sen. Charles Schumer is trying to stop State Department plans to return Jewish antiquities to Iraq. (Daily News)

Communal Pew response: The Jewish community should focus its energies on free early childhood programs, Jewish camping, Birthright alumni and underserved areas with dense Jewish populations, write Jewish Federations of North America leaders Jerry Silverman and Michael Siegal. (Forward)

Mishearing Rihanna: The singer defied boycott calls to perform in Tel Aviv only to have her concert followed by a controversy about a purported lyric that she did not even sing. (Washington Post)

Schwartz vs. Schwartz: Pro football brothers Geoff Schwartz and Mitchell Schwartz are playing on opposing teams this Sunday. (Kansas City Star)

Knish cataclysm: A fire at a Long Island factory has produced a shortage of fried knishes in New York. (N.Y. Times)

Bible as literature: Sam Apple imagines what might happen if the Torah were submitted to the scrutiny of a creative writing class. (Slate)

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