• A patrilineally Jewish prisoner’s request for kosher meals in a New Jersey prison sparks a debate, inevitably, over who is a Jew. [NJ Jewish News]
• The remains of Rudolf Hess, a high-ranking Nazi official, have been exhumed from the Southern Germany cemetery in which they were buried and will be cremated. The site had become a popular pilgrimage destination for neo-Nazis, sparking concern from locals and the Jewish community in Germany. [BBC]
• The National Library of Israel accidently offered rare books in a public giveaway last month meant to purge the collection of unused copies. The mix-up, during which a first edition of Darwin’s The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals, written in German, was grabbed, is being investigated by the library’s board of directors. [Haaretz]
• Lucian Freud, portrait artist and grandson of Sigmund Freud, died at 88. [NYT]
• Menachem Rosensaft argues that profiting from selling Nazi memorabilia should be an illegal act.
[NY Daily News]