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Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

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• Ilan Grapel, the 27-year-old Israeli-American arrested in June in Cairo under dubious espionage charges, is still being detained by Egypt; Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, currently in the region, hopes to secure his release. [WP Checkpoint Washington]

• “Sunrise, Sunset” goes gay. Way past due. [NYT ArtsBeat]

• Maurice Sendak makes me scared to get old. [Guardian]

• One of the last Jews … of Libya! (See also.) [AP/WP]

• Today, Ukraine officially recognized the 70th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, in which more than 30,000 Jews were murdered. [JTA]

• The best Jewish director you don’t think about enough is Todd Solondz. [Forward]

California cities trying to ban circumcisions can quit wasting their breath: Governor Moonbeam signed a law nixing that. I know this song is meant as a criticism, but I mean it in a good way.

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Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

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