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

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Sundown: Obama Aims To Delay Sequester

Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig

Print Email
David Axelrod(MSNBC)

• With Congress out of session this week, President Obama is calling for a deal to avoid broad cuts, including defense positions and first responders that will be enacted on March 1 without a deal. [NYT]

• David Axelrod, a one-time senior Obama adviser and two-time campaign architect, has shaved the ‘stache and is now going to take a cushy job as a senior political analyst at NBC News and MSNBC. [NYMag]

• Final yearly statistics in a new report show a 58 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks in France in 2012, including a near doubling in physical attacks. [JTA]

• The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene is developing a brand new prize for playwrights who scribe new work in Yiddish. The first one will be awarded in 2015, so you better get writing. [NYT]

• In her monthly comic, Elizabeth Simins tackles the arduous task of introducing her Gentile fiance to her friends and handling their acrimonious reactions. [Jewcy]

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.


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.

Sundown: Obama Aims To Delay Sequester

Plus David Axelrod gets a new gig

More on Tablet:

Today in History: Carlin Performs ‘ Seven Words’

By Jonathan Zalman — Lenny Bruce’s ‘obscene’ routines inspired Carlin whose views on the politics of language remain influential