Today in Tablet Magazine, Staff Writer Marissa Brostoff notes that the passing of the wife of the great Yiddish writer Chaim Grade could lead to a revival in Grade’s reputation as his papers are made available. In a follow-up to last week’s piece, Mideast columnist Lee Smith accuses the Obama administration of peddling the notion of Israeli “linkage” in order to distract from the very real linkage between its own policies and the “blowback” in Times Square. Contributing editor Daphne Merkin remembers the late Israeli painter Avigdor Arikha. Shavuot begins in a week! Here is everything you need to know. And for everything else you need to know, there’s The Scroll.