• Bel Kaufman—Sholom Aleichem’s granddaughter—is 100, and remains the old Jewish lady par excellence. [NYT]
• On Syria, does U.S. policy contradict itself? Very well then, argues Aaron David Miller, it contradicts itself. He explains why. [FP]
• There’s a lot wrong with Roger Cohen’s piece on Tonys Judt and Kushner—Judt was serious about being a one-stater, for example—but it is worth reading if only for the quotes from Kushner. (And here’s an alternative view.) [IHT]
Just … just watch this. Now. And know that The Scroll’s new official catch-phrase is, “WHAT’S A MENSCH?”
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.