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The In-Flight Safety Video El Al Should Show

tabletmag.com — Editor's note: Flying the friendly skies to the Holy Land has become decidedly less friendly lately. Over the past six weeks, there have been multiple incidents in which flights heading from New York's JFK Airport to Ben Gurion Airport were delayed after ultra-Orthodox male passengers refused...

Tablet Original Fiction: The Mohel of Myshkov, Or, If Gogol Had Been a Jew, by Sam Apple

tabletmag.com — (Ali Cherkis) Pavel Zitskovich Bitsnikov gathered his last belongings and put them into his pinewood trunk. If the residents of Myshkov did not want him to be their mohel then he would go elsewhere. Bitsnikov had enough troubles without all the hooing and haaing of the Myshkovites...
Oct 31, 2014

Some shtetl Halloween fiction from @Samapplemedia : "The Mohel of Myshkov; Or, If Gogol Had Been a Jew" tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-an…

Haaretz Cartoon Compares Bibi to 9/11 Hijackers

tabletmag.com — Let's say you're Haaretz's cartoonist, and that your job is finding fresh and visually appealing ways to poke fun at the fraught condition that is Israeli life and politics. And let's say that the hottest story of the day has to do with the tension between the Obama and Netanyahu administrat...

Sarah Lazarovic's Illustrated Ode to Smart, Slow Shopping

tabletmag.com — An excerpt from Sarah Lazarovic's A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy Toronto-based writer and illustrator Sarah Lazarovic, a Tablet contributor, has tackled topics for us ranging from Semiteseeing to grogger fatigue. Last year, she explored the challenge of reconciling the biblical commandments against waste while also partaking in the latest-and likely fleeting-fashion trends.
Oct 30, 2014

Excerpt of @sarahLazarovic book, which I intend to, ahem, buy - "A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy" tabletmag.com/scroll/186629/…

Right-Wing Activist Yehuda Glick Shot in Jerusalem

tabletmag.com — Yehuda Glick, a well-known activist for Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount, was shot in the chest Wednesday night in Jerusalem in what is believed to have been an assassination attempt. The U.S.-born rabbi remains in " serious condition."

SodaStream Shuttering West Bank Factory

tabletmag.com — Israeli company SodaStream is closing down its West Bank factory, Bloomberg reports. Last month the company confirmed they were considering closing the factory, located in the West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, and consolidating operations at the company's new Lehavim plant, near Beersheba-a decision which CEO Daniel Birnbaum called "purely financial," and not related to ongoing calls to boycott the facility for operating within the West Bank (See: Scarlett Johannson controversy).
Oct 29, 2014

RT @tabletmag: .@SodaStream shuttering West Bank factory, says economic factors—not boycott threats—prompted relocation: po.st/lbLwHl

Vivian Gornick Discusses Rosa Luxemburg

tabletmag.com — Rosa Luxemburg was always an anomaly. One of the fiercest thinkers of the early 20th century, this Marxist philosopher and firebrand activist led masses of rebels during a time when politics was governed entirely by men. Living in Berlin, she was of Polish Jewish descent but not at all concerned wit...

It’s Not Easy Being Casspi

tabletmag.com — Wednesday at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Nets pulled out a victory-a convincing one, in fact-over the Sacramento Kings, bringing their record to 8-63. They have 11 more games this year; if they win none of them, then I will have witnessed the final victory of the worst te...
Oct 29, 2014

@julietlitman attending Jewish Heritage Night back at Izod Center was a formative experience for me tabletmag.com/scroll/29491/i…

The Young Moroccans Muslims Keeping Jewish Culture Alive

tabletmag.com — In the grand sanctuary of Manhattan's Congregation Shearith Israel last Thursday, a group of more than 200 peeople gathered to hear from the leaders of Mimouna, a group of Moroccan Muslims dedicated to preserving Jewish Moroccan culture. This particular Jewish experience began with, of course, the...

A Candy-Filled Challah for a Halloween That Falls on Shabbat

tabletmag.com — Halloween this year falls on Shabbat. This is of little consequence for Jews who view Halloween as an idolatrous, pagan holiday rooted in Catholicism; they will celebrate Shabbat as they do every week and ignore Halloween as they do every year. Other Jews, meanwhile, will do the exact opposite and c...
Oct 30, 2014

RT @tabletmag: A candy-filled challah for Halloween—no trick, but an amazing treat! po.st/lys0Q6 @smittenkitchen @food52 @buzzfeedben @joshmalina

Tales of Book Obsession in Israel

tabletmag.com — Are Jews still "the people of the book"? Are Israelis? What does that even mean today? In the third episode of Israel Story, we've got three stories that all revolve around people who rescue books, chase after books, or otherwise allow books to determine their destiny-from a Yiddish book...
Oct 29, 2014

Re @Israelstory: "this is great radio/podcast!...Inspires me to try and make a Swedish version of @ThisAmerLife" po.st/0wzdva

Oct 27, 2014

Dig our #podcast on, among other things, 40k+ Yiddish books housed in a bus station po.st/ULPlOX cc @yivoinstitute @jewishbook

Klinghoffer at the Met

tabletmag.com — The crowd of demonstrators outside Lincoln Center on Monday evening consisted of several hundred visibly agitated people, every one of whom appeared to be eager individually, not just en masse, to press the case against the Metropolitan Opera. A lady cried out to me: "Are you going to the opera?...
Oct 26, 2014

RT @tabletmag: "Here was the war of the Jewish masses against the Jewish elite"—Paul Berman on 'Klinghoffer' protests: po.st/fQ6sTF

Oct 23, 2014

"It is a moving opera. It is, in fact, a work of art, even if the protesters said otherwise." bit.ly/1rrROmr

Oct 23, 2014

RT @matthunte: "It is true that Klinghoffer looks for the humanity in the terrorists. Is this bad?" -Paul Berman: tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-an…

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