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What's in a Building's Name? Looking to Maimonides for Answers on Philanthropic Giving

tabletmag.com — Years ago, in college, I was sitting in a library carousel distracted from my work by a scaffolding on an adjacent building. Over the course of several hours, the name Johnson, etched into stone over the doorway, was replaced by the name Wien. Wien, I guessed, had given money to the school.
Nov 22, 2014

What if the super-rich gave money without getting buildings named after them? po.st/fSegQN via @tabletmag

King of the Egg Cream

tabletmag.com — Principal, Dolowich Law Offices; Chairman, Gold Seal Club of Quality: A Beneficial Organization for the Welfare of Consumers of Syrup
Nov 20, 2014

RT @bonappetit: On our playlist: #KingoftheEggCream, a new radio play based on the true story of a 1920s syrup racket from @tabletmag bonapp.it/1xCUYMB

Nov 20, 2014

RT @rapo4: I think I've got this straight: an old-timey radio play that's a podcast. About egg creams! Says the nice Jewish boy. tabletmag.com/eggcreams

Nov 20, 2014

I think I've got this straight: an old-timey radio play that's a podcast. About egg creams! Says the nice Jewish boy. tabletmag.com/eggcreams

Nov 20, 2014

RT @bonappetit: On our playlist: #KingoftheEggCream, a new radio play based on the true story of a 1920s syrup racket from @tabletmag bonapp.it/1xCUYMB

Legendary Director Mike Nichols: 'Jewish Humor is a Way of Surviving'

tabletmag.com — In 2005, Abigail Pogrebin published Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish. The following is an excerpt from the chapter about Mike Nichols, the legendary theater an film director who died Wednesday at 83. Nichols, who had the distinct honor of receiving an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy, an...
Nov 21, 2014

RT @mcbakst: Legendary Director Mike Nichols: 'Jewish Humor is a Way of Surviving' – Tablet Magazine po.st/VgxFS4 via @tabletmag

How a Jewish Kid Makes It to the Major Leagues

tabletmag.com — Your parents may have already told you this, but the odds of becoming of professional baseball player are infinitesimal. Historically, if you're Jewish, that number gets even smaller. A hundred times smaller. The 2010 documentary Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story estimated that Jews accoun...
Nov 20, 2014

#PT Brad Ausmus, Detroit's skipper, was Zeid's manager for the Israeli team during the World Baseball Classic. tabletmag.com/jewish-news-an…

Nov 20, 2014

My @tabletmag profile of pitcher Josh Zeid--Sandy Koufax acolyte and newest member of the Detroit Tigers. tabletmag.com/jewish-news-an…

Diane Von Furstenberg Restoring Venice's Jewish Ghetto

tabletmag.com — Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg announced a major restoration project, and it's not a new wing of Manhattan's High Line. The Jewish designer and philanthropist is leading the charge on a $12 million project to restore and preserve the Jewish ghetto in Venice, Italy. "As much as this ren...
Nov 20, 2014

Diane von Fursternberg giving $12 million to restore Venice's Jewish ghetto tabletmag.com/scroll/187121/…

Nov 20, 2014

diane von furstenberg just announced a $12 million restoration program for the jewish ghetto in venice, italy tabletmag.com/scroll/187121/…

The Revolutionary Crusaders Behind the Birth Control Pill

tabletmag.com — A little more than 50 years ago, the idea that a woman could have intercourse for fun, and without worrying that nine months later she'd give birth, was a radical proposition. Then the birth control pill arrived. It was an innovation that changed how families expand, how women see themselves at ...
Nov 18, 2014

The pill wasn't conceived (!) in a vacuum. po.st/6lCGrw cc @thenation @reprorights @ppact @cecilerichards @msfoundation #Voxtablet

Nov 17, 2014

RT @Book_Moth: Riveting @tabletmag podcast about development of the pill. Much intellect & drama & feminism! TV gods, adapt ASAP plz http:/…

Nov 17, 2014

Hey free-lovers, women's libbers, repro rightists, check out @jonathaneig on how the pill got made po.st/wy8uSV #podcast @wwnorton