• Ben Sales recaps some of what happened on Day One of President Obama’s visit to Israel, which turned out to be something of a charm offensive. [JTA]

• Decades after the Brooklyn murder of Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger, a Holocaust survivor, shook New York, his convicted killer David Ranta has been all but proven innocent following an investigation and will likely be released later this week. [NYT]

• Over at Slate, Miriam Krule does not recommend that you spend hours of your life on a bus tour of Philip Roth’s Newark. It’s a pretty funny read. [Slate]

• Jeffrey Goldberg guesses at what President Obama might tell Israeli students in the President’s major address to them tomorrow. [Atlantic]

• The latest recipe in Jewcy’s “Not Your Bubbe’s Recipe” series is a citrus-flavored flourless Passover cake. The secret is a pinch of salt. [Jewcy]