Today in Tablet
Israeli gangsters, Jewish birthers, and Einstein
This morning, Tablet Magazine publishes the second part of Douglas Century’s look at Israel’s organized crime scene (here’s part one). Allison Hoffman profiles the rising star of the “birther” movement, a Soviet Jew named Orly Taitz who argues that Barack Obama is ineligible to be president. Book critic Adam Kirsch reviews an anthology of Albert Einstein’s writings on Zionism and concludes that Einstein possessed an “unquestionable commitment” to the Jewish state. And The Scroll is coming at you all day.