• Blasts in Aleppo, a relatively quiet city, signify escalating violence—and bloodshed—in Syria. [NYT]
• 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]
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.