Here are a few essential, interesting and fun items to start the day right in the Jewish community.

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From The Times of Israel

  • David Friedman’s confirmation hearing Thursday as U.S. ambassador to Israel included heckling and tough questioning, as well as his stated support for a two-state solution and regret for his past use of strong rhetoric against the likes of J Street and Sen. Chuck Schumer.
  • Leaders of Israel’s Jewish Home party don’t care that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is having second thoughts: They’re determined to build a new settlement for the evacuated residents of the illegal outpost Amona.
  • Arab feminist activists see racism in an Israeli plan to eliminate polygamy.

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  • The context isn’t fun — the possible demise of the Dead Sea — but the 360-degree video is amazing.