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• General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led the international coalition in the first Gulf War, has died at age 78. [AP]

• Aron Bennett profiles Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home political party, which may place as high as third in the upcoming Israeli elections. [Times of Israel]

• Roxana Saberi’s story of how being a political prisoner in Iran compelled her stand up against a New York city subway mugger. [NYT]

• The New Yorker writes on spending a Jewish Christmas with the Gefilteria. [TNY]

• Jewcy reports on actor Zosia Mamet, daughter of writer David Mamet, who will be making the move from television to stage with her premiere in an off-Broadway show. [Jewcy]