Dr. Joyce Brothers.(Siilive)

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will have his work cut out for him as he attempts to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin not to give Syrian dictator Bashar Assad anti-aircraft missiles. [ToI]

• Dr. Joyce Brothers, the famous television host, psychologist, and only woman to answer the “$64,000 Question” has died at age 85. [NPR]

• A Yeshiva teacher named Yosef Kolko pled guilty to sexual assault following allegations brought about by a former camper at a religious camp in Lakewood, New Jersey. [JTA]

• Israel plans to build over 1,100 homes for Palestinians near Jericho in the West Bank as a solution for Palestinians living in illegal homes or areas that aren’t connected to utilities. The settlers aren’t thrilled about it. [JPost]

• A great piece on one Daf Yomi participant’s ritual of writing haikus from the Talmud. A perfect pre-Shavout read. [Jewcy]