Philip Roth(WSJ)

• Following a semi-firestorm, the Democrats will re-insert language about the status of Jerusalem into the party platform. [NBC]

• The State of Berlin declared circumcision to be legal in defiance of a court ruling in Cologne earlier this summer. It is the first of Germany’s sixteen states to do so. [JTA]

• The headline says it all: Philip Roth to Cooperate With New Biographer [NYT]

• In a recent study, Israel received some of the world’s highest marks in innovation and science, but some very low marks in red tape and bureaucracy. [Times of Israel]

• Jacob Silverman tackles the Jewish characters on the hit HBO show “Boardwalk Empire” [Jewcy]