• Mandy ‘Oh My God How Thrilling’ Patinkin gets the Times Magazine treatment while filming Season 3 of Homeland. He says things like “My grandpa Max the junkman would say in Yiddish, ‘The wheel is always turning.’” Indeed. [NYT]
• An Iron Dome anti-missile battery was deployed near Netanya, north of Tel Aviv and within missile range of Lebanon. The Israeli Air Force has said the move is part of normal testing and operational procedure. [Times of Israel]
• Ethan Kadish, one of three campers at a reform Jewish summer camp in Zionsville, Ind. who was struck by lightning seven weeks ago, will celebrate his bar mitzvah this weekend. Kadish, who suffered immediate cardiac arrest, remains hospitalized for catastrophic brain injury. [JTA]
• Used up your supply of Ahava Dead Sea moisturizer? Israeli company Naked Sea Salt has a new way for you to get those minerals: dinner. [Forward]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.