Today on Tablet
Breaking Passover in style, the ‘linkage’ problem, and more
Today in Tablet Magazine, Lara Rabinovitch brings the good word of Mimouna, the yeasty end-of-Passover festival celebrated by Moroccan Jews, complete with a recipe for yummy-sounding Mufleta. Senior Writer Allison Hoffman talks to the Christian Washington, D.C., journalist who holds a Seder for (mostly) his co-religionists. David P. Goldman (a.k.a. “Spengler”) argues that U.S. neoconservatives, particularly Jewish ones, are both overly obsessed with and misinterpreting General David Petraeus’s observation that U.S. military missions in the Middle East and Central Asia are affected by the continuing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. From a cruel haftorah depicting God’s harsh punishment against one who touched the Ark, Liel Leibovitz draws a relatively simple lesson: “Life is unfair.” The Scroll has made peace with life’s unfairness but wonders why it can’t be unfair in its favor more often.