Today in Tablet Magazine, Michael Weiss profiles Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, a Western-trained technocrat whose apolitical leadership “provides what seems to be Palestinians’ best hope for a more functional future.” Book critic Adam Kirsch reviews a biography of Vilna ghetto hero and later-life Israeli poet Abba Kovner, who “found an alternative to helplessness” by leading a few Jews out of their doomed city to fight, guerilla-style, under the Red Army’s auspices. And don’t forget to consult The Scroll throughout the day.