Elsewhere: Shabbat without shalom, Holy food, Mascot of the mob
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Elsewhere: Shabbat without shalom, Holy food, Mascot of the mob

Hitchhikers’ guide to the West Bank: Despite greater dangers and last week’s kidnapping, settlers hitchhike more frequently than do Israelis within the Green Line; many claim they can gauge which rides are safe to accept. (Times of Israel)

Shabbat without shalom: Emily Amrousi, a former neighbor of Gilad Shaar, one of the three abducted Israeli teens, writes about his parents’ first Shabbat without their son. (Israel Hayom)

Holy food: Adnan A. Durani, a Muslim entrepreneur, followed a kosher model to take halal food to the national market. (N.Y. Times)

Mascot of the mob: Now 76 and living in Florida, Sandra Lansky, daughter of Meyer Lansky, dishes about her pampered childhood and the paternal side of the famed Jewish mobster. (Tampa Bay Times)