• U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said peace talks have “intensified,” and that negotiators have met 13 times since July. [JTA]
• Rick Perry is in Israel to announce the opening of a Texas A&M campus in Nazareth. Mazel tov, ya’ll. [JTA]
• Tonight’s Rihanna concert in Tel Aviv is causing some major traffic jams. [Times of Israel]
• Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen has an unlikely foodie friend: Guy Fieri. [Business Insider]
• This is what an interview between Andy Warhol and Sarah Silverman would probably look like. [Interview]
• Highlights of last Wednesday’s Jeopardy episode? The contestant who answered “Milan Kundera” when the correct answer was “Mila Kunis.” [Salon]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.