• Guess which American religious group tends to give the most to charity (income-adjusted)? [Miller-McCune]
• While Israeli law has long switched the country to daylight-savings time before Yom Kippur to make fasting easier, the holiday’s earliness this year brought the separation-of-synagogue-and-state issue into high relief. [Religious News Service/HuffPo]
• The Conservatives represent the smallest movement in Europe—but also the fastest-growing. [JTA]
Harold Gould (né Goldstein) died today at 86. He’s really good at playing a pompous blowhard in Love and Death.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.