(Ravi Joshi/Tablet Magazine )

Winner gets a free Nextbook Press book appropriate to his or her comment (provided he or she emails me at
with his or her mailing address).

This week’s winner is “Jay A Friedman,” whose take on the Australian boycott of Israeli chocolate chain Max Brenner included this parenthetical gem: “I have been boycotting chocolate for the past three months—since I went on my diet and I am proud to say that I have thus far lost 12 KG.”

For his tension-breaking candor—and to celebrate his impressive weight loss of more than 25 pounds—Mr. Friedman gets a copy of Melvin Konner’s The Jewish Body.