• Haaretz writes about the emergence of hostels to make backpacking more viable for Israeli tourism. Backpackers constitute 40% of the world’s travelers. [Haaretz]
• President Obama made a pledge to visit Israel during his second term. [JTA]
• Bridget Kelly and Eric Strauss got hitched. A Vows piece on the obstacles of love that defies description. [NYT]
• Jewcy checks in on Glee, which has a new Jewish character to bray at the world.[Jewcy]
• On the one-year anniversary of Amy Winehouse’s death, a proper tribute by her goddaughter. [HuffPo]