• Southern towns want more Jews. Hey, who doesn’t? [Atlantic]

• Hummus is now the leading “refrigerated flavor spread” in America, which doesn’t sound like much until you hear about the $325 million in annual retail sales. [NYT]

• The leading popularizer of biblical archaeology just turned 80 and published his autobiography. [NYT]

The Jewish Week’s annual 36 under 36 list drops. [Jewish Week]

• A new Berlin memorial, called Topography of Terror, focuses on those who were responsible for the Holocaust and other Nazi atrocities. [WSJ]

• According to a new study, the Holocaust is responsible for worse economies today in areas where it was carried out six decades ago. [The Moscow Times]

The inevitable irreverent puppet musical Avenue Jew.