Sundown: UN to Iran: Prove Nuke Program Is Peaceful
Plus a second German rabbi will be charged for defying circumcision ban
• United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told reporters that at meetings in Tehran with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, he urged them to prove Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful. [Haaretz]
• The Israeli High Court has ruled that Migron, the West Bank outpost that was slated for evacuation last week, must be evacuated within six days. [JPost]
• A second German rabbi, Yitshak Ehrenberg, faces criminal charges after vowing to continue carrying out circumcisions in defiance of a ruling earlier this summer in Cologne. [Times of Israel]
• France24 has the story of Miki Cohen, a medic in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, who has become the first Jewish Israel inducted into the order of Whirling Dervishes. It’s a wild story. [France24]
• This week in the Jewcy “Not Your Bubbe’s Recipe” series, a killer plan for Kibbeh Agemon. The secret is breadcrumbs. [Jewcy]
Judge Howie Mandel says the kippah-clad 14-year-old could win it all
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.