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San Francisco Federation Chief Resigns; Woody’s Family Tree

Plus new fiction from Nicole Krauss, and more in the news

Stephanie Butnick
January 06, 2014
Woody Allen. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

• Jennifer Gorovitz, the first woman to head a major American Jewish federation, is resigning as chief of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco. [JTA]

• Czech officials have requested that the Palestinian embassy be moved after an illegal weapons cache was discovered there in the wake of the death of ambassador Jamal al-Jamal. [Jerusalem Post]

• A moving essay by Yascha Mounk about growing up Jewish in Germany in the 1990s. [NYT]

• Woody Allen’s other other family, in impressive infographic form. [NYR]

• New fiction from Nicole Krauss. [TNR]

• Record executive/Kanye West lyric Lyor Cohen’s Barney Greengrass order? “The nova sandwich, on a scooped-out, everything, toasted bagel, or I do the nova, eggs and onions.” Baller. [NYT]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.