Odeya Rush. (Wikia)

• The 15-year-old Israeli actress Odeya Rush a will play a young Mary in a prequel to The Passion of the Christ. [Ynet]

• Obama says he knows more about Judaism than any other president. [Haaretz]

• It’s me or the smartphone, Satmar rebbe says. [Yeshiva World]

• Israeli politicians like Benjamin Netanyahu and Tzipi Livni are increasingly turning to American Jews for political contributions. [Forward]

• Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s Graceland, with Instagram. [Mashable]

• Israeli chess player Boris Gelfand lost to India’s Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship. [JTA]