War in theory, Sabbath in practice, and more
We at Tablet Magazine, like the rest of the world, have Iran on the brain. Yossi Melman posits that Israel is all bark and (probably) no bite when it comes to a preemptive strike against Iran, while Yoav Fromer considers the possibility that the length of a war between those two nations would be measured in years, not weeks. In addition, Alexander Gelfand reports on a swingin’ tribute to Dave Tarras, a musician who helped make klezmer the vibrant musical genre it is today. Plus, Eddy Portnoy looks back on the “Sabbath Enforcers” who made it their business to keep everyone in line when it came to the holy day of rest. And don’t forget to follow along with The Scroll!
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