Elsewhere: Tel Aviv’s religion, Kanye and Thomas Friedman, Jews and dwarves

Tel Aviv religious renaissance: The capital of Israeli secularism finds religion. (Tablet)

Talking Jewish influence: Kanye West and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman found a common topic to talk about badly, writes Andrew Silow-Carroll. (N.J. Jewish News)

What does Netanyahu want?: Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to act decisively on diplomacy calls into question his commitment to achieve a two-state solution, writes Jeff Barak. (Jerusalem Post)

Jews and dwarves: The dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Hobbit” have some parallels to Jews, as even the author admitted. (Times of Israel)

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