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Sundown: Blasts in Aleppo

Plus, Lea Michele heads to the big screen, Hoffman on the Oscars, and more

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A Syrian army camp north of Lebanon, on February 10, 2012.(AFP/Getty Images)

• Blasts in Aleppo, a relatively quiet city, signify escalating violence—and bloodshed—in Syria. [NYT]

• Santorum’s campaign manager doesn’t know where that Hanukkah card came from. [Politicker]

• An editorial warns that the Occupy Oakland movement’s vote to support the BDS movement will likely alienate Jewish supporters. [JWeekly]

Glee star Lea Michele is the top choice for the female lead Wendla in the big-screen adaptation of Spring Awakening, a role she originated on Broadway. [LA Times]

• The lawyer representing a Florida man’s legal battle to reclaim more than 4,259 of his father’s prewar posters, estimated to be worth $5.9 million, from the German government is optimistic the posters will be returned. [Bloomberg]

• Dustin Hoffman says the Academy Awards are boring to sit through. [NY Post]

• Rozanne Gold bought the Gourmet Magazine cookbook library after the magazine shut down, donating the 6,317 titles to NYU libraries in honor of her late mother. [Huffington Post]

• The Manhattan vegan eatery Cafe Blossom is opening a second location downtown next month, and fan Mayim Bialik will launch her new book there. [Grub Street]

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Jweek editorialized that BDS will likely alienate some (italix indicated) Jewish voters but it will certainly not alienate me and other Jews, Gentiles, and sundry somebodies and nobodies until such time as there is a government in Israel that is better than the present serving one.

Lea Michele stated on national television that she was raised Catholic, and that her Jewish father “gladly” attends church with her and her mother.

The book is closed.

Now, let’s pretend the last two and a half years never happened, and you guys in the Jewish press can start writing about people with two Jewish parents, like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Logan Lerman, Mila Kunis, and Anton Yelchin.

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