Out and About: A Librarian for the Ages; Larry David, Man of His People
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The Atlantic’s James Parker on Larry David, “a figure of pioneering godlessness and a loyal celebrant of the traditions.”
On the great bibliophile, librarian to the Vilna Gaon and Solomon Maimon, and chief rabbi of Slonim, Shimshon ben Mordechai.
Comedian Eugene Mirman writes an open letter to Time Warner Cable.
Adam Kirsch reviews “Departures,” the last book by half-forgotten poet-critic Paul Zweig.
On McSweeney’s, Tim Harrod has a list of Yiddish words for the 21st century.
A student at Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology has won the “world’s largest yo-yo” competition.
Read a short story by Amy Hempel titled “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried.”
Avraham Zecchillo, proud descendent of marranos and a pillar of the Italian Jewish community has died.
YouTube impresario Kutiman has a new video, “Thru Jerusalem”: