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Obama’s latest directive on Iran; Paula Abdul’s bat mitzvah in Israel; a new film in Yiddish, “The Pin,” opens in NY and LA; the doors of the Cairo Geniza come to NY; “The Model Apartment” gets an Off-Broadway revival; author Dara Horn sits down to talk about her new novel, “A Guide for the Perplexed”; and more of this week’s Jewish news.