Today in Tablet Magazine, investigative reporter Judith Miller reports on the reception Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s potentially game-changing speeches got at the Herzliya Conference. Newsweek editor Marc Peyser writes about how he found himself wanting to keep his children innocent of the Judaism he himself was raised with. In our weekly Email of Zion, Rabbi Michael Lerner chastises President Obama for moving too far to the right (and the forwarder adds his or her own two-cents, about how “Obama prays on a Moslem prayer rug five times a day facing Mecca”). The Scroll wishes it were in sunny Herzliya … except much of Israel is actually getting snow today.
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