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Bibi Blasts Iran’s Rouhani in U.N. Speech

Plus ‘Long Skirt Long Life’ signs spotted in Brooklyn, and more in the news

by
Stephanie Butnick
October 01, 2013
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the 68th United Nations General Assembly on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

• Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, calling out Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for masking his nuclear intentions in his U.N. speech last week. [NYT]

• Meanwhile, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey tweeted at Rouhani’s official Twitter account this morning asking if Iranian citizens could see his tweets, a message that has since been deleted. [Social Media Monthly]

• Signs posted around Crown Heights in Brooklyn, NY, proclaim “Long Skirt Long Life” as an Orthodox group tries to keep immodestly-dressed women out of local stores. [Gothamist]

• Former Scroll maestro Marc Tracy has an interesting take, naturally, on the new Pew poll. [The New Republic]

• An Orthodox female IDF soldier was called to the Torah during Simchat Torah services on a military base in Haifa, in what’s being called an IDF first. [JTA]

• Epichorus, a 10-person band led profiled by Vox Tablet last year, has a new Maqam-style take on the weekly Torah portion. [The Maqam Project]

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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