• Former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) dies in a plane crash; AIPAC mourns him and his “steadfast commitment to America’s alliance with the Jewish state year after year.” [JTA]
• Thomas Friedman chastises Nicholas Kristof in public, in secret. [Jeffrey Goldberg]
• From here on out, The Scroll will refer to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as “the bouncer from Kishinev.” [Foreign Policy]
Johnny Mathis will receive an award from the Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation in commemoration of his 1959 recording of “Kol Nidre.” Here it is:
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.