Today on Tablet
A new justice, arming Lebanon, and more
Today in Tablet Magazine, David E.Y. Sarna explores how newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan could apply the way Jewish law treats precedent to an American jurisprudence in need of careful evolution. Yoav Fromer reports legitimate Israeli fears that the hundreds of millions of dollars in weaponry the United States has given to Lebanon’s central governmetn could be used directly against Israel or even fall into the wrong (see: Hezbollah’s) hands. In his weekly haftorah column, Liel Leibovitz summons Isaiah to condemn the wickedness of the Israeli decision to deport 400 children on the grounds of illegal immigration. The Scroll is unhappy at August’s track record for having wars start during it.