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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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