Believe it or not, not everything I'm reading on the Web these days is about what's happening in Israel and Gaza. Here are few other noteworthy items:
The prolific (to say the least) Adam Kirsch reviews a new history of French cultural life under Nazi occupation for Nextbook. (And I'm prompted to post my first-ever Internet comment in French!)
Also on Nextbook: A fascinating account describes how a new book of immigrant autobiographies--My Future is in America: Autobiographies of Eastern European Immigrants--came to be. (I seem to have found the perfect book to buy as a gift for my mother's upcoming birthday.)
Not sure exactly how/where I was pointed to this one (possibly, the credit must go once again to Nextbook), but here's an article chronicling the increasing popularity of Limmud, "the festival of festivals."