After a busy week of news — choices, Supreme Court arguments, the World Series, and, alas, a noway- ending epidemic — moment’s newsletter is going to try commodity differently. My associates and I’ll tell you about six stories that we can’t stop allowing about and that you may have missed this week.
They’re a blend of long and short, from The Times and not. However, we recommend reading any that conspiracy you, If you have a little time. However, we hope you enjoy our curation If you don’t. We suppose that the stories capture some of the swings of American life right now.
And have a good weekend. I ’ll see you in your inbox on Monday. Airlines have canceled thousands of breakouts. Lines at stores — especially apothecaries — have grown. Caffs no longer carry some particulars, like physical menus.
The quality of numerous services has deteriorated since the launch of the epidemic — a problem that the NPR show “ Planet Money” has labeled “ stimulation.” This deterioration, in turn, is feeding Americans’ dissatisfaction with the state of the frugality, as well as with life in general and with President Biden’s performance, as Helaine Olen “
Americans, as I’m ever fond of pointing out, view communal life through the part of the consumer,” Olen wrote. “ We do
n’t encounter the government every day (or at least don’t believe we do), but we do shop and use in-person services
nearly constantly. And compared to the history, American consumption is getting both decreasingly precious and, well, increasingly nice.”
When will the situation return to normal? Nothing knows. The answer will help determine the public mood during the coming time’s quiz crusade. An extraordinary open letter appeared in a public Google Doc this spring. It was inked by 93 scholars at Jewish seminaries — representing nearly one-fifth of all scholars at the theU.S.
seminaries where they were studying — and it was roughly critical of Israel. movement’s members are youthful, progressive Jews who are redefining their support for Israel and who base their arguments in Jewish textbooks.
They still represent a nonage of American Jews; most support a Jewish state, indeed if they’ve examens of Israeli policy. But Marc’s disquisition of these youthful rabbis — complete with a visit to a part-kibbutz, part-
summer camp in Connecticut — gets at a larger pressure in the country moment In one area after another, a new generation of revolutionaries believes that their forerunners were too accepting of injustice.