Today in Tablet Magazine, Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni talks politics, Israeli-Diaspora relations, and more (but not Stuxnet) with contributing editor David Samuels. Theodore Ross relates that it took him writing a book, where his family moved when he was small, to turn his mom into a full-fledged Jewish mother. Lisa Traiger profiles Liz Lerman and her politically conscious choreography. In his weekly Torah column, Liel Leibovitz is confronted with the story of the Ark and recalls the “Noah Conundrum”: When he had one animal to save (a rescue puppy to adopt), he chose the cutest. The Scroll thinks all puppies are cute.