Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

Ingrained Habits

In the fourth installment of “Tell Mitzi,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, Mitzi thinks about Lot’s wife and the dangers of nostalgia

Print Email

For Mitzi’s next question, click here.

Print Email

Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

Tablet is committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing on Jewish life, all free of charge. We take pride in our community of readers, and are thrilled that you choose to engage with us in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse). Starting today, then, we are asking people who'd like to post comments on the site to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping us bring you the ambitious journalism that brought you here in the first place.

Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at Each week, we’ll select the best letters and publish them in a new letters to the editor feature on the Scroll.

We hope this new largely symbolic measure will help us create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all of our readers, and, as always, we thank you deeply for your support.

How about Noach’s wife? You know her name?

I would like to speak to one of the Elders and ask him (no her there: no woman was allowed into the vision) to share with me was is conveyed in Exodus 24, 10: “and they saw the God of Israel: under His feet was the likeness of a pavement of sapphire, like the very sky for purity.”

– r.

Noach’s wife, according to the commentaries, but not mentioned in Scripture itself, was Naamah.

roy: what a sweet name for her. what else did they say about it? veep: i know! that sounds so upside-down. wasn’t there a throne of sapphire somewhere? i think my favorite thing in the Museum of Natural History used to be their collection of star sapphires. trippy yet classy.

I’ve said that least 535449 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and you are just extremely wonderful. I actually like what you have acquired here, really like what you’re saying and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still care for to keep it sensible. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is really a terrific web site.

Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.


Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Ingrained Habits

In the fourth installment of “Tell Mitzi,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, Mitzi thinks about Lot’s wife and the dangers of nostalgia