Today in Tablet Magazine, Senior Writer Allison Hoffman has an epic profile, very much worth your time, of Malcolm Hoenlein, who is quite possibly the most powerful person in the world of American Jewish institutions. Books critic Adam Kirsch reviews a new tome on the Jews from the Renaissance to emancipation. James Kirchick reports that Kyrgzstan’s toppling of its oppressive president has been followed by a wave of anti-Semitism. Good news, puzzle junkies! Ethan Friedman has our latest crossword. And good news, news junkies! The Scroll will be around all day.
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