Today in Tablet Magazine, Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz are on the Vox Tablet podcast to discuss their new book, The Chosen Peoples, as well as the, well, chosen peoples, who are the Americans and the Jews. Parenting columnist Marjorie Ingall theorizes as to why kids seem to get Simchat Torah (which starts Thursday evening). Josh Lambert has his weekly preview of forthcoming Jewish books of note. The Scroll has one more short week to cram things into.