Today on Tablet
Israeli mafiosi and a disgraced Syrian rabbi
Today, Tablet Magazine features the first half of Douglas Century’s multi-part article about Israel’s new and “far more violent, ruthless, and young” generation of organized criminals. For the weekly Vox Tablet podcast, Sara Ivry speaks with Century and Century’s guide through the Tel Aviv neighborhood that headquarters many mafiosi. Allison Hoffman, who covered last week’s arrests of 44 prominent Syrian Jews and New Jersey politicians, profiles Rabbi Saul Kassin, the de facto head of both America’s Syrian Jewish community and, allegedly, a massive money-laundering scheme. And in her weekly parenting column, Marjorie Ingall interviews Paula Span, an author and New York Times blogger, on caring for aging parents. Plus, please click on over to The Scroll throughout the day.
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