• Chief Israeli Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger, who recently appeared in Germany to discuss compromise on circumcision regulations, is speaking out against talks of a ban on Jewish ritual slaughter in the Netherlands, which he says will force Dutch Jews to leave. [JTA]
• Michigan police are cryptically skeptical of the charge that the attack on Michigan State student Zach Tennen over the weekend was not a hate crime, but are failing to divulge more reasons why. [Times of Israel]
• The Israel State Archives has released a series of documents detailing the Israeli government’s decision-making and debate during the 1972 Munich massacre. [Haaretz]
• Jeremy Bernstein has a fantastic essay about playing chess against the filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who accused Bernstein of being a “patzer” after losing the first few games. [NYRB]
• The New York Daily News is the latest rag to line up and take a shot at Sheldon Adelson, who funds the free Israeli daily Israel HaYom that is squeezing the newspaper business in Israel. [NYDN]
Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.