• Richard Goldstone responds to an article in which South Africa’s chief rabbi Warren Goldstein wrote that he believes the judge should be able to attend his grandson’s bar mitzvah despite the fact that “he has done so much wrong in the world,” saying: “I was dismayed that the chief rabbi would so brazenly politicise the occasion.” [Business Day]
• The legendary Leonard Nimoy, 79, announced his retirement from show business. [Before It’s News]
• The Christian Broadcasting Network features an interview with photojournalist David Rubinger, who has documented much of Israel’s history and describes the face of the first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion as “Like granite.” [CBN]
• Israel’s national museum unveiled a restored Renaissance-era Hebrew manuscript documenting Jewish law and adorned with gold and gems. [AP]
• Los Angeles’s South Robertson Neighborhood Council has elected Orthodox 15-year-old Rachel Lester, the youngest elected public representative in the city. [JTA]
• Virginia has recalled a license plate reading “14CV88,” allegedly a coded reference to Hitler. That may sound paranoid, but check out the photo of the truck that boasted it. [AP via VIN]
Hadara Graubart was formerly a writer and editor for Tablet Magazine.