Today on Tablet
The origins of Islam, and more
Today in Tablet Magazine, Patricia Crone reviews a new book that argues that, at its outset, Islam was a religion unusually tolerant of other faiths. Books critic Adam Kirsch takes on the famed Herman the Jew. It’s a new (Jewish) month, so Ethan Friedman has a new (Jewish) crossword. The Scroll always strives for limited ecumenicism.