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In the Glass family apartment, Jewish pork, Davos Shabbos, and more

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February 05, 2010

Today in Tablet Magazine, Staff Writer Marissa Brostoff arguesthat J.D. Salinger’s Glass family stories are indelibly Jewish in a way that is nonetheless quite different from those by contemporaries Bellow, Mailer, and Roth: “Zooey has plenty of complaints, but Portnoy’s is not one of them.” As pork has become increasingly trendy in the foodie world, reports Lisa Keys, it has even made its way to where it might fear to tread: Jewish cuisine. Business writer Daniel Gross tells us how amid the multicultural networking at the annual World Economic Forum at Davos, he attended a lovely Shabbat dinner with some very powerful Jews. In his weekly haftorah column, Liel Leibovitz savors the small pleasure, and very minor sin, of gossip. The Scroll is Tablet Magazine’s blog: gossip is all we do!

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