I don’t know about you, but 2013 was kind of a doozy. And while on the Jewish calendar tonight is simply the 28th of Tevet, 5774, we here at the Scroll will be taking the opportunity to ring in the new Gregorian year as it was intended: off Twitter, but with a lot of emojis.
Remember 2013? It feels like forever ago, even though it’s still happening. There was the ASA boycott of Israel, the ‘Open Hillel’ controversy, and Tila Tequila atop Auschwitz; there was that snow day in Israel, Kanye West’s Jewish blunder, and, of course, the Menurkey—and that’s just in the past two months.
It’s been quite a year, and it remains our sincerest pleasure to bring you the news (most of it bad, some of it funny, but some of it good!), smart analysis, insightful commentary, and the occasional Challah Cat.
Happy 2014. We’ll see you back here on Thursday.
Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.