- 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.