Today on Tablet
Daniel Mendelsohn, Gertrude Berg, and a catchall day of mourning
Marissa Brostoff considers a new documentary on Gertrude Berg, whose TV show The Goldbergs was the Jewish answer to I Love Lucy. David Kaufmann parses how Daniel Mendelsohn’s work translating Greek poetry reflect the writer’s Jewishness. Tablet Magazine offers our own guide to the 17th of Tammuz, a lesser known fast day on the Jewish calendar. Plus, stay tuned for more updates to this blog, The Scroll.
Vandalism, a troublesome comparison, and more from the news