Good as Gold
Each week, we select the most interesting Jewish obituary. This week, it’s that of Sally Goodgold, the active Upper West Side citizen (“the Ethel Merman of land use,” the Times calls her) who died last month at 82. She would show up at every City Planning Commission meeting, dutifully taking notes and schooling herself on the laws, and then pounce when she felt neighborhoods’ rights were being trampled afoot by developers and the like. Yet her methods were not hard-edged; she preferred to have foes over for Zabar’s bagels at her 79th Street apartment. Among many others, she served on the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.
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.