• Beverly Hills Rabbi Mendel Tevel has been arrested and is facing extradition to New York over charges he molested young boys when he worked as a youth counselor in Brooklyn. [NY Post]
• Cha-ching: Israel’s Defense Ministry budget is getting a 2.75 billion NIS increase. [Haaretz]
• Former Hasid Ari Mandel’s fundraising campaign for Chai Lifeline took an unusual turn when a Facebook user said he’d contribute $1,000 if Mandel would observe one Shabbat, which Mandel agreed to. (The donor said he would’ve paid double.) [Times of Israel]
• Homeland’s Claire Danes is hosting a Nobel Peace Prize concert in Norway this December, which will celebrate the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, this year’s winner. [Times of Israel]
• Married novelists Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Safran Foer are selling their Park Slope brownstone for a whopping $14.5 million. They paid $5.75 million for the property in 2005. [NY Daily News]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.