Today on Tablet
The rabbis’ silence, trouble with Saudis, and more
Today in Tablet Magazine, coverage of Rabbi Leib Tropper continues with Allison Hoffman’s look at other prominent rabbis’ notable reaction—or, really, notable lack of reaction—to the scandals surrounding the conversion guru. In his inaugural column, Lee Smith reports a widespread sense that the Obama administration has been tone-deaf in its dealings with Saudi Arabia. Adam Kirsch discusses German Catholic theologian Hans Küng’s “Global Ethic,” an ecumenically-minded tenet that “conceals the very real disagreements between faiths.” Yesterday, Marjorie Ingall compared student experience at Jewish day schools to that at public schools on Martin Luther King Day, and Josh Lambert offered his weekly round-up of forthcoming notable books. The Scroll is back, well-rested, and ready to bring the good word.
‘No one except the Israeli hospital has taken any of our patients’