As the Google Bus Sparks Class War in San Francisco, Tel Aviv Has a Plan: Vacate and Build

Residents in gentrifying areas will get units in luxury buildings. Activists say that won’t stop the cost of living from pushing them out.

My Favorite Anti-Semite: Frank Norris and the Most Horrifying Jew in American Literature

The progressive-era novelist’s greedy, red-haired, Polish Jew, Zerkow, is the 20th century’s greatest golem

At Home With a Jewish Psychic

Video: Astrologer Jessica Lanyadoo’s home reflects her mixed heritage—and wide-ranging spirituality

‘Speed’ Levitch, Neo-Hasid

Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?

Sundown: Obama To Submit Gun Control Plan

Plus Jews lament their age

The Reverse March for Harvey Milk

Citizens gather in San Francisco to remember Harvey Milk, George Moscone

Carlebach’s Broken Mirror

Shlomo Carlebach, who died 18 years ago this week, was a reflection of the pain of post-Holocaust Jewry

Pamela Geller’s New Ad Is Actually Anti-Israel

New pro-Israel ad on San Francisco buses sends wrong message

Offensive

Feminist rock collective Permanent Wave gathers a powerful music scene around a core of activism. Just don’t call them riot grrrls.

Shalom Auslander Event Wednesday

Tablet co-sponsoring book reading at San Francisco JCC

Hot Stuff

A brief guide to knishes in the United States

Daybreak: For P.A., Less Money, More Problems

Plus, circumcision initiative may be removed from S.F. ballot, and more in the news

Circumcision Initiative Moves Closer to Ballot

San Francisco measure would ban the practice, though it may be unconstitutional

Foreplay

A proposed San Francisco ballot measure prohibiting circumcision arises from a debate over ritual, sexuality, and identity. What’s become an American norm might soon again be a mark of difference.

On the Bookshelf

Assimilation and anxiety, from Paris to the Pampas

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