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

Your email has been sent.

Click here to send another


Sundown: Fourth of Jewly?

Holy fireworks, non-revelations about God, and Eruv 2.0

Print Email

• The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle suggests eight ways to make Independence Day more Jewish. One suggestion: to “let the sparks” of the fireworks “lift you to the world of the Zohar.” [WJC]
• An effort is underway to restore synagogues in west Afghanistan, where only one Jew remains. The project’s leader says she wants to find ways to put renovated religious buildings back “in public use”—we hear mikvehs have great acoustics. [Ynet]
• A New Jersey lawyer has been banned from practicing in his home state for allegedly “misappropriating” funds from the Holocaust survivors he represented. [Daily Record]
• Salon interviews Robert Wright about his new book The Evolution of God, which apparently rehashes the “scandalous” news that neither the old testament God nor Jesus were always the most gentle of spirits. [Salon]
• A new eruv in San Francisco has its own Twitter page. Sample tweet: “Stop stringing me along!” [NBCBA]

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: Fourth of Jewly?

Holy fireworks, non-revelations about God, and Eruv 2.0

More on Tablet:

A Grandfather’s Hidden Love Letters From Nazi Germany Reveal a Buried Past

By Vox Tablet — Reporter Sarah Wildman’s grandfather escaped Vienna in 1938. Long after he died, she discovered the life—and lover—he left behind.