• A Tel Aviv District Court ruled that money earned through prostitution can be taxed. Worth a reread: Tal Miller’s excellent profile of Angelique Sabag Gautiller, Israel’s first female pimp, which also describes Israel’s increasingly exported prostitution industry. [Haaretz]
• According to the Institute for Human Rights, a Dutch government watchdog, El Al agents racially profiled dark-skinned passengers in the Netherlands. [El Al]
• In news that should surprise no one and frighten everyone, Russia plans to monitor all communications of visiting athletes and visitors during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. [Guardian]
• Antonin Scalia loves the Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld, and other things we learned in this profile of the 77-year-old Supreme Court justice. [NYMag]
• How Howard Stern’s radio show—and the shock jock’s storytelling skills—inspired a writer. [NYT]
• This week’s Shouts & Murmers details what happens when Pope Francis, a fan of calling his faithful on the phone, gets Muriel Kesselman of Long Island on the line. [New Yorker]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.