Dr. Ruth Westheimer(InTheClotheSet)

• The 113th Congress officially convened for the first time on Thursday. John Boehner won re-elected to his post as house speaker, despite some discord within the ranks of the GOP. [NYT]

• Division among non-Islamist candidates will make it tough for them in future Egyptian elections, Eric Trager predicts. But they won’t disappear entirely. [Hudson Institute]

• The death toll of the Syrian civil war is now larger than the entire Arab-Israeli Conflict dating back to 1948. [CNN]

• Jewcy reports on Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who says her famous sex advice is not going to delivered by her to her grandchildren. [Jewcy]

• In honor of Scroll Editor Emeritus Marc Tracy’s birthday, we’ve got this video: