Today, Tablet Magazine turns 1, and we celebrate with a list of our and your favorite articles from the past year. Elsewhere in Tablet Magazine, senior writer Allison Hoffman has the lowdown on Helen Thomas’s retirement. Books critic Adam Kirsch reviews contributor Christopher Hitchens’s new memoir, Hitch-22. Ryann Liebenthal offers a panoramic report on French Jews, and especially their relation to Israel. And it’s that time of the month—crossword time! The Scroll wishes you a happy Tamuz, and itself a happy birthday.