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Daybreak: Filner Charged; French Bible Edited

Plus Natalie Portman beats ScarJo for Jewish roles, and more in the news

by
Stephanie Butnick
October 16, 2013
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announces his mayoral resignation on August 23, 20133.(Bill Wechter/Getty Images)

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announces his mayoral resignation on August 23, 20133.(Bill Wechter/Getty Images)

• Disgraced former San Diego mayor Bob Filner was charged in the sexual harassment case brought by three women. In total, 19 women came forward with allegations of harassment. [JTA]

• A look at how an underground structure like the 400-foot tunnel recently discovered from Gaza into gets constructed—and discovered. [Times of Israel]

• LA’s Museum of Tolerance unveiled an ambitious new Anne Frank exhibit, the largest such undertaking outside of Amsterdam, but does the exhibit prioritize universal messages over a context-driven narrative? [NYT]

• Six Israelis are currently swimming for a new Guinness world record for longest group swim in open waters. They’ll each have to swim five hours a day for six days to break the 366 kilometer record, set by Americans. [Haaretz]

• After a 17-year process, French bishops have edited the French-language version of the Bible to tweak the part of the Lord’s Prayer that says “Do not submit us to temptation.” [Slate]

• Natalie Portman is still getting all the female Jewish film roles. “I look more Jewish than Scarlett,” she explains. [Marie Claire]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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