Russell Crowe in January.(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

• Russell Crowe is Noah (dir. Darren Aronofsky). [Deadline New York]

• Aaron David Miller cuts through the myths of how and why Washington policy approaches Israel. [FP]

• Ari Shavit switches to the American version of Haaretz and pens a rather pretty essay on “The Bomb and the Bomber.” [NYT]

• Esther Petrack, aka the Orthodox woman from America’s Next Top Model, is now serving in the IDF. [Elder of Ziyon]

• Madonna will perform a second Israeli show for peace. “Music,” she presumably said in a statement, “makes the people come together.” [Haaretz]

• BREAKING: Jewish boy would like larger penis. [Gawker]

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