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

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another

Freegan Cool

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we spend Passover with the royal family—and engage in a little Dumpster diving

Print Email

Tell Me, page 1

Tell Me, page 2

Tell Me, page 3

Tell Me, page 4

Tell Me, page 5

Print Email

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

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
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.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at letters@tabletmag.com. 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.

Malachi says:

Well, that’s a hard one. When I worked as a surveyor I would lots of neat stuff. It was my job, kind of. I’ve found the original drill holes in rock defining the great lots of New York where the land was carved up post revolution. I’ve found old apple orchards long overgrown at the intersections of stone walls piles by hand and roads abandoned in the construction of the interstate system. Once I found a baby crow and was able to give him back to his parents. Once I found a young rabbit and brought it home but took it back to the wild. I’ve found fossils and arrow heads in the woods of my home town and strange frequencies making noise on my fathers ham radio set late at nite. “Diamonds’ in Herkimer and garnet chips in the Adirondacks. I found the woman who would be my wife in Elmira 9 years ago this month and that might be the best thing I’ve ever found if not the most surprising.

June Shulman Getraer says:

I was born and grew up in Elmira. Is your wife from there?

Bashie says:

I once found a rock that looked like a potato. I kept it for a while and then gave it to Bayley who prizes it very much. Bayley is six and lives in Mass. Liana, i wore an old coat and matching dress. It was authentic sixties couture very blue blood. Perfect for the Regals…

Malachi says:

No, she is not. I was born in Sayre and grew up in Waverly, she grew up in the Adirondacks.

Eliraz Si-Gova says:

The most interesting thing I have ever done is herd goats. But I never herded them into a dumpster. Although maybe there is a connection: goats will eat anything, as will Freegans.

Actually, do Freegans eat anything? Or are they strictly fregetarian?

I ate seder once with my sister-in-law’s family. They are Ethiopian Jews. The food was so spicy. I cried not because of the charoset of the Egyptians, but because of the charoset of the Ethiopians.

It would be thoughtful of the Haredi community if they kept separate dumpsters of milk and meat so that the Freegans among them can practice their witchcraft and also not violate God’s law.

liana says:

I’m just checking these – thank you! I love these stories.

2000

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.

Freegan Cool

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we spend Passover with the royal family—and engage in a little Dumpster diving