David Weprin, 2005.(David Weprin/Flickr)

• David Weprin, the New York State assemblyman running for former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s seat in Congress, refused to endorse President Obama’s reelection. He said not to read anything into it, but that’s unlikely. [Politico]

• The IDF launched an airstrike in Gaza in response to earlier rocket fire in the Lachish area. One Palestinian has been reported injured. [JPost]

• Levi Aron, the 35-year-old accused of killing eight-year-old Leiby Kletzky, pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and kidnapping. He was deemed fit to stand trial after a psychological exam. [JPost]

• An extremely detailed account of what happens behind the scenes at the country’s largest kosher chicken company. [JTA]

• In OMG news, season 16 Bachelorette Ashley Hebert is supposedly converting to Judaism, after accepting a proposal from Long Island’s own J.P. Rosenbaum. [6 Degrees no Bacon]

• A ‘Christian Birthright’ trip, now in its eighth year, takes students to Christian holy sites as well as Yad Vashem and the Knesset. [JPost]