Sundown: France to Send Lebanon Anti-Tank Missiles
Plus Rahm gives tours of his basement and more
• France will send Lebanon 100 anti-tank missiles, no strings attached. [Haaretz]
• Jeffrey Picower’s estate will pay the $7.2 billion it earned from fraud to Irving Picard, the man overseeing the liquidation of Madoff’s firm . [Bloomberg]
• Rahm shows the world what’s in his crawlspace. No, that’s not a euphemism for anything. [Gawker]
• Does Israel need the West Bank to remain secure? Not according to Martin van Creveld, an Israeli military historian. [Forward]
Yesterday was Jane Austen’s 235th birthday and in honor of the marriage obsessed writer’s milestone, here’s a romantic YouTube video proposal making the rounds. With Muppets. Austen, here’s how we do romance in the 21st Century. (And if the couple is Jewish, do you think they’d make a Muppet marriage with a mini chuppah? A girl can dream.)
New Google tool reveals relative popularity of ‘shmuck,’ ‘Zionist,’ other terms
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.