Today in Tablet Magazine, contributing editor Daphne Merkin praises The White Ribbon, Michael Haneke’s “heart-stoppingly beautiful” Best Foreign Language Film nominee, to the stars. Book critic Adam Kirsch briefly puts on his poetry-critic cap and celebrates the late Israeli bard Dahlia Ravikovitch. For his weekly haftorah column, Liel Leibovitz contrasts life as Ezekiel presents it to us with life as his beloved video games do. The final part of the first installment of Steve Stern’s novel The Frozen Rabbi appears today. The Scroll recommends that, if you’re behind, you should print out the entire first section of The Frozen Rabbi and swallow it whole over the weekend.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.