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Syrians protesting last Friday in Hama after prayers.(-/AFP/Getty Images)

• Syrians are looking to harness the religious rhythms of Ramadan—in which the fast is broken at the end of every day—to better organize protests against the regime. [NYT]

• The grandson of the sage Baba Sali and a rabbi considered a Kabbalah expert in his own right was murdered, stabbed, at his yeshiva in Israel. He was 70. A suspect is in custody. [Haaretz]

• Ahmad Tibi, the Knesset’s deputy speaker and likely the most prominent Israeli Arab politician, calls for a boycott of all companies aiding the settlement enterprise and decries the anti-boycott law. [IHT]

• A judge removed the circumcision initiative from the San Francisco ballot, and appeal may be prohibitive. [Ynet]

• Of course, in the Bay Area, many including Jews are rethinking the practice nonetheless. (Hint: that’s how it’s supposed to happen, not with coercive laws imposing norms.) [NYT]

• The latest Facebook revolution? It’s in Israel. [Haaretz]





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