Senator Daniel Inouye(Getty)

• NBC Chief News Correspondent Richard Engel, who was kidnapped and held in captivity in Syria for five days, has been released along with his crew. [NYT]

• Senator Daniel Inouye, a decorated World War II veteran, has died at 88. Inouye represented Hawaii in Congress since the territory became a state in 1959. [Hawaii Tribune]

• New York Knick Amar’e Stoudemire married his longtime girlfriend in a private ceremony last week. The oft-injured basketball star, who has been known for his Jewish roots and travels to Israel, wore a kippah and a tallit. [HuffPo]

• The Daily Beast writes on the unlikely friendship between two teenagers, one Israeli and one Palestinian, who are both being treated for cancer in Israel. [Daily Beast]

• Ariel Pollock writes on the challenges and excitement of heading up a kosher dining club in Chicago. [Jewcy]