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Daybreak: Ultra-Orthodox Riot at Women’s Kotel Service

Plus, an explosion in Iran, Gatsby, and Amy Schumer

by
Adam Chandler
May 10, 2013
Protesters Try to Mob the Women of the Wall Service(AFP)

Protesters Try to Mob the Women of the Wall Service(AFP)

• Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with Jerusalem police while attempting to disrupt the Women of the Wall prayer service at the Western Wall this morning. Three men were arrested and two police officers were injured during the protest. The women completed their prayer service despite being targeted with plastic chairs, small rocks, and other objects. [ToI]

• There are reports emerging of an explosion at an Iranian military chemical plant west of Tehran earlier this week. [IsraelDefense]

• A Pew Report shows that a surprising number of Israelis–61%–support Barack Obama’s foreign policy, a 12-point increase from 2011. [JTA]

• Is the character Jay Gatsby a Jew? With the release of the new disastrous film, Seth Rogovoy looks into the book. [Forward]

• Jewcy takes a look at the new Comedy Central show featuring Amy Schumer and a segment on suggestive texting. [Jewcy]

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.