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
January 16, 2013 7:59pm
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an Arabic-language editorial titled “Arabs of Israel: Get out and vote.”
January 16, 2013 1:00pm
The Jewish service group Repair the World has named David Eisner its new CEO and president.
January 15, 2013 3:54pm
A video of members of England’s national soccer team touring Auschwitz-Birkenau will be distributed as a Holocaust education project.
January 14, 2013 10:22pm
A Memphis yeshiva’s Shabbat retreat was disrupted when a hotel security guard was arrested for vandalizing a Torah scroll and other property belonging to the school.
January 13, 2013 5:23pm
Jan. 13 was a dark day in Soviet Jewish history. [[READMORE]] In 1948, prominent Yiddish theater actor and director Solomon Mikhoels died in what was later revealed to have been a political assassination ordered by Joseph Stalin’s security police chief Lavrenti Beria. (The death murder was believed by many, including his daughters, to have been…
January 11, 2013 6:58pm
John Kerry, Jack Lew and Chuck Hagel are among President Obama’s latest string of political appointments who won’t get the green light unless confirmed. Here is a list of 12 political nominations that led the Jewish community to raise an eyebrow. 12/11. 1978 William H. Webster, FBI Director (Carter) / 1991 Kenneth Ryskamp, U.S. Federal Appeals…
January 11, 2013 3:11pm
Saw an ad in the NY Times for the NY Jewish Film Festival. About time New York, Jews & the film industry got introduced to each other. — J-L Cauvin (@JLCauvin) January 11, 2013 Oscar Snub: Alan Arkin for playing the old, cranky, Jewish man that yells all of the time and is apparently funny….
January 9, 2013 2:48pm
On Jan. 9, 1973, the Jewish Agency building in Paris was bombed. PARIS, Jan. 9 (JTA) – The Jewish Agency building was seriously damaged in a pre-dawn bomb explosion today. The blast shattered windows in a 60-yard radius, wrecked parked cars, twisted iron window bars and blew out garage doors all along the block. No…
January 8, 2013 3:23pm
The cat’s out the bag after JTA’s end of year fundraising email, but I was away recently staffing a media-focussed Taglit-Birthright Israel group to close out 2012. For a brief moment, it was refreshing to remember what life was like before I became a digital archives junkie Below are the 10 most popular Archive Blog stories…
January 7, 2013 9:02pm
Prior to the 1935 Rose Bowl matchup between Alabama and Stanford, JTA "Slants on Sports" columnist Morris Weiner was allegedly spotting members of the tribe for the Rose Bowl matchup between the Stanford Cardinal and the Alabama Crimson Tide. [[READMORE]] After the New Year’s Day matchup, JTA published a message from a reader who took…