• A group of rabbis is calling for a monthly fast day to protest the treatment of Palestinians in Gaza. [Jewschool]
• Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak says Israel pulled out of a deal that would have released imprisoned soldier Gilad Shalit “four or five months ago.” [Ynet]
• Hungarian Jewish officials have asked their government for extra protection from extremist violence, fearing a repeat of the Mumbai attacks on Jews in Hungary. [BosNewsLife]
• Congregation KAM Isaiah Israel, the synagogue across the street from the Obamas’ home in Chicago, has its first female rabbi. [Chicago Tribune]
• A researcher suggests that British Conservative Party leader David Cameron might be directly descended from Moses. [London Times]