Breakfast With Rashi
In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we reconstruct a reader’s morning repast—and offer commentary on the proceedings
The butter, jam, and almond butter all rest on top of the bread, of course, which is on top of a plate. The almond butter is on top and is therefore the closest to God. For dinner, Linda eats the same meal in the opposite order: almond butter, blackberry jam, butter, bread, then milk with English breakfast tea, and then finally one double-espresso. This nighttime ritual is designed so that none of the ingredients should feel superior to the others. Lunch is usually pizza. This is life.
On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice