Today on Tablet
Anti-Semitism turned Islamophobia, and more
Today in Tablet Magazine, Daniel Luban compares the tenor, progenitors. and even content of an earlier age of American anti-Semitism to today and finds that it most manifests itself in slurs against not Jews but Muslims. Josh Tapper reports on the nearly 5,000 New York City-area Holocaust survivors characterized as “near poor,” and profiles one in particular. Contributing editor Eddy Portnoy reads Yiddish papers of 1906 and finds a mothers’ riot in the Lower East Side over tonsillectomies. Toby Perl Freilich offers part 3 of her documentary on the kibbutz movement. The Scroll apologizes that today’s Top Chef D.C. round-up isn’t up already, but rest assured, you’ll have your fix by noon.
Plus Khamanei nixes talks with sanctions, and more in the news
Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180
WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
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.
I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at email@example.com. 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.