Adam Kirsch asserts that a new biography tries too hard to convince readers that Leonard Bernstein’s politics “should matter to us.” Liel Leibovitz mourns the loss of Israeli writer and artist Amos Kenan, who was more than the sum of his achievements. Mimi Sheraton rhapsodizes on salt. Lee Smith takes a look at the popular Israeli martial art, Krav Maga. And, of course, more to come on The Scroll.