• Disgraced former Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty CEO William Rapfogel’s “breathtaking” financial crimes include allegedly stealing $5 million from the organization in a scheme that lasted the duration of his 20-year tenure as CEO. [Forward]
• Jewish establishments in Mumbai have been told to increase security in light of a terror threat from an Islamist militant group in India. [JTA]
• Lebanon may no longer be the safe haven it’s long been for Hezbollah, the Washington Institute’s Matthew Levitt argues. [The New Republic]
• Today would have been late children’s book writer Shel Silverstein’s 83rd birthday. Sarah Weinman compiled an impressive video archive of the legendary author and illustrator last year. [Off on a Tangent]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.