Today on Tablet
Today in Tablet Magazine, Miriam Coleman talks land-speed racing with the high-speed, high-intensity Amir Rosenbaum, an Israeli-born Californian who broke three records last year. Though there remain few Jews in the world of car racing, Rosenbaum has made a name for himself with his black streamliner, the Infidel (complete with Israeli and American flag decals) and a successful car-parts company.
In light of this week’s parasha, in which Moses begs to be admitted into the Promised Land, Tomer Heymann offers an excerpt of his documentary, The Queen Has No Crown, about his brothers opting to leave Israel for the U.S.
David Kaufman examines Jewish poet Joseph Lease’s new collection, Testify, and its use of prophetic testimony and capitalist imagery.
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