is JTA’s Associate Director of Outreach and Partnerships and coordinates presentations and advertising/marketing opportunities for the news agency. A digital archives enthusiast, Adam has authored more than 300 blog posts for The JTA Archive Blog and was responsible for its social media presence and weekly newsletter, This Week in Jewish History. Adam has presented at several conferences in the form of game shows, interactive social media campaigns and Powerpoint presentations. Follow him on Twitter: @hypersem
February 25, 2013 9:44pm
A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests.
February 22, 2013 5:55pm
The notion that Jews control Hollywood is a well known myth, labeled anti-Semitic by the Anti-Defamation League. But in 1933, a rabbi and Zionist leader argued that Jews have a responsibility to improve it. Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver, Reform rabbi, lay leader and then chairman of the American Zionist Emergency Council, began his critique of Hollywood…
February 15, 2013 4:23pm
While more information continues to trickle out about Prisoner X, the mysterious man with alleged Mossad ties who hanged himself in Israel’s Ayalon Prison in 2010 and was identified this week by an Australian TV show as Ben Zygier, it’s not the first case of an Israeli spy jailed without public knowledge and under secretive…
February 14, 2013 3:27pm
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Comparing Jewish matchmakers to Hitler? Whoa, WAY too soon. [[READMORE]] During the Great Depression, finding true love through a matchmaker, or shadchan, could cost a pretty penny. As JTA writer Harriet Strachstein observed on a visit to the "shotgun," a session with the gefilte love guru cost a pretty penny:…
February 13, 2013 8:23pm
Sky News apologized after former English Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher dropped a Holocaust reference while analyzing a soccer match. As a service to athletes and announcers, Holocaust references and sports don’t tend to draw positive coverage. (With the exception of the English national team footballers starring in a Holocaust educational video.) [[READMORE]] That goes…
February 13, 2013 5:42pm
The literary estate of Chaim Grade will be handed over to the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York and the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem.
February 13, 2013 11:25am
A project to reinforce the ground beneath the only synagogue at the Auschwitz memorial and state museum will begin this spring.
February 12, 2013 7:55pm
A number of Jewish victims and relatives of gun violence will attend President Obama’s fifth State of the Union address to Congress. More than twenty gun violence victims will attend as guests of various members of Congress, including: [[READMORE]] Gabrielle Giffords, former Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head at a 2011 rally and…
February 12, 2013 7:00pm
If Bear Grylls needed a kippah clip, he’d choose this one. The LeatherDOS, designed by Holon Institute of Technology student Yaacov Goldberg, doesn’t stop at fastening your skullcap to your hair. [[READMORE]] The product features a knife on one side, a ruler on the other plus three screwdriver heads, a wrench and a trolley coin…
February 11, 2013 4:31pm
The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation came as a surprise the world over. Below is a look back at highlights of his eight-year papacy, which included more than a few noteworthy clashes with the Jewish community. 1987 — Catholic-Jewish relations shaken by a comment published in an Italian magazine that Judaism "finds its fulfillment"…