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

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Sundown: Prisoners Keep Kosher, Too

Plus, Hess gets exhumed, Darwin gets gifted, and more

Print Email
Portion of Lucian Freud's 1965 "Reflection With Two Children (Self Portrait)."(Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Madrid/Bridgeman Art Library)

• A patrilineally Jewish prisoner’s request for kosher meals in a New Jersey prison sparks a debate, inevitably, over who is a Jew. [NJ Jewish News]

• The remains of Rudolf Hess, a high-ranking Nazi official, have been exhumed from the Southern Germany cemetery in which they were buried and will be cremated. The site had become a popular pilgrimage destination for neo-Nazis, sparking concern from locals and the Jewish community in Germany. [BBC]

• The National Library of Israel accidently offered rare books in a public giveaway last month meant to purge the collection of unused copies. The mix-up, during which a first edition of Darwin’s The Expression of Emotion in Man and Animals, written in German, was grabbed, is being investigated by the library’s board of directors. [Haaretz]

• Lucian Freud, portrait artist and grandson of Sigmund Freud, died at 88. [NYT]

• A website in Leiby Kletzky’s memory has been created by relatives to raise money for needy children. [NY Daily News]

• Menachem Rosensaft argues that profiting from selling Nazi memorabilia should be an illegal act.
[NY Daily News]

Print Email

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: Prisoners Keep Kosher, Too

Plus, Hess gets exhumed, Darwin gets gifted, and more

More on Tablet:

Klinghoffer at the Met

By Paul Berman — John Adams’s masterpiece is about an American Jew murdered by Palestinian terrorists, but the real opera is off stage