Today in Tablet Magazine, Mideast columnist Lee Smith reports on the prospect and consequences of Saudi Arabia’s going nuclear—the region would look “almost exactly the way it already does, except more so.” Mya Guarnieri describes the hopeless sense of being caught between two extremes that each peg you for the other that comes with being a liberal in Israel. Noah B. Strote profiles Jacob Taubes, the great mid-20th-century Orthodox rabbi-cum-intellectual. That article is called “Eschatologist,” and eschatology is one of The Scroll‘s favorite words.