Your email is not valid
Recipient's email is not valid
Submit Close

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Sundown: U.S. Ambassador Takes on Syria

Plus go hug an Armenian! and more

Print Email
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.(Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

• U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on the rhetorical offensive against Syria, accusing it of meddling in Lebanese affairs and continuing to arm Hezbollah. [Reuters/Haaretz]

• Jerusalem:Ankara::Tel Aviv:Istanbul. That is the only hope for salvaging the Turkish-Israeli alliance, writes Aluf Benn. [Haaretz]

• For four miles, the Washington, D.C., Beltway also serves as an eruv. [Historian for Hire]

• A J Street poll shows that attacks on Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), who is favored to defeat challenger Joel Pollak, have backfired among her own Jewish constituents. [J Street]

• Apropos Peter Balakian’s essay last week, today is Hug an Armenian Day. So, you know, get on that. [Facebook]

• Spook fans will love Tablet Magazine contributor Yossi Melman’s (very) inside look at how Israeli intelligence works. [Haaretz]

Don’t make Abe Foxman angry. You wouldn’t like Abe Foxman when he’s angry.

Abraham Foxman from Blue Pilgrimage on Vimeo.

Print Email

Daily rate: $2
Monthly rate: $18
Yearly rate: $180

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.

Readers can still interact with us free of charge via Facebook, Twitter, and our other social media channels, or write to us at 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.

I live in Skokie says:

The J street poll referenced about is very problematic from a methodological point of view. If you read a study that was paid for and conducted by the tobacco industry would you give it any credibility? The head of the survey group that conducted the “study” sits on the board of J street. Can it get any more biased than that? I once saw a cartoon that said “here is what I want to say now get me some statistics to base it on”. Really apropos in this case.

I enjoy the stuff you put in here. Very suitable information. Consider yourself book marked.

Fantastic web site. Lots of helpful info here. I’m sending it to some buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks to your sweat!


Your comment may be no longer than 2,000 characters, approximately 400 words. HTML tags are not permitted, nor are more than two URLs per comment. We reserve the right to delete inappropriate comments.

Thank You!

Thank you for subscribing to the Tablet Magazine Daily Digest.
Please tell us about you.

Sundown: U.S. Ambassador Takes on Syria

Plus go hug an Armenian! and more

More on Tablet:

Obama: Denying Israel’s Right to Exist as a Jewish Homeland is Anti-Semitic

By Yair Rosenberg — The president draws a line in the sand in his latest interview