What We’re Reading (and Watching)

  • ThisNew York Times story on an Atlanta-area Chabad rabbi reviving the practice of gemach, a traditional Jewish program that offers no-interest loans to struggling Jews. The economic downturn, Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz says, has forced some Jews to seek financial assistance.
  • Jeffrey Toobin’s 2009 profile of retiring Rep. Barney Frank in The New Yorker; a fond remembrance of some of Frank’s choicer bon mots.
  • Maurice Sendak picks menorahs!
  • New York examines Elena Kagan’s first term.

–Sala Levin

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