Beebs and Braun(Billboard)

• The first shipment of Russia’s powerful anti-aircraft missiles have arrived in Syria following a much-condemned arms deal between Russia and embattled dictator Bashar Assad. [NYT]

• Alice Walker, who wrote The Color Purple and then refused to have it translated into Hebrew on principle, is slated to be a guest at the 92Y. Jonathan Tobin cracks his knuckles. [Commentary]

• Holocaust survivor and pioneering abortion rights activist Henry Morgentaler has died at age 90. [NYT]

• Palestinian girls aim to protest against Israel without using stones. Also one of the more incoherent stories I’ve consumed. [NPR]

• Jewcy’s newest power couple: Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun and philanthropist/activist Yael Cohen. [Jewcy]