is JTA’s CEO and editor in chief, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the agency’s operations, including editorial, business, marketing and fundraising. Before joining JTA in the summer of 2007, he served as executive editor of the Forward newspaper and the founding editor of the Jewish Daily Forward Web site. He also worked as an editor of the Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia.
July 30, 2012 4:48pm
Mel was so cool in the Lethal Weapon movies that… he just saved the life of a potential future Veep! Click here for the details.
July 27, 2012 4:42pm
There has been buzz in recent years over whether and how much Haim Saban would warm to Preisdent Obama. Well… the bllionaire mogul is showing the Dems the money and tells the Forward: “I have, and always will be, a champion of the Democratic Party, President Obama, and the Party’s elected officials.”
July 27, 2012 2:20pm
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this week he welcomes the help of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in stopping the surge of violence in Chicago neighborhoods. [[READMORE]] Back in 1997, Ed Rendell — then the mayor of Philadelphia — and local Jewish groups sparred over his taking part in a Farrakhan-led rally that city…
July 24, 2012 1:32pm
President Obama managed to visit Egypt and Saudia Arabia since taking office. But not even time for a quick stop and a falafel in Israel? Now his campaign says… next term.
July 24, 2012 1:25pm
Reform and Reconstructionist leaders get the Jack Lew treatment. What? No presidential drop-in? The president only pops in on meetings with halachich movements? (Obama showed up for similar powwows with Conservative and Orthodox leaders.) Oh, that’s right… the Union for Reform Judaism got a full-fledged speech back at its biennial in December.
July 24, 2012 1:07pm
Last week the Obama administration announced its support for a moment of silence at the London Olympics to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre of 11 Israeli Olympians at the 1972 Olympics. This week the Romney campaign followed suit. At first glance, this would seem to be an easy political score for both candidates….
July 19, 2012 1:38pm
During the past two decades, plenty of time, money and creative energy has been spent on the idea of taking Jewish-Jewy things and making them cool and mainstream — all with the idea of making Jews feel cooler and more mainstream about being, well, Jewish. Well… turns out Jewish summer camps have had the secret…
July 16, 2012 9:48pm
Here’s the transcript of the Hillary Clinton-Benjamin Netanyahu presser: [[READMORE]] PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: I want to welcome you – shall I say this formally? – Secretary of State Clinton, Hillary, to Jerusalem once again. And I’m – we were just discussing how turbulent and how swiftly changing the world is, in our part of the world…
July 16, 2012 6:30pm
In 2008, the folks behind The Great Schlep video/campaign deployed Sarah Silverman to help persuade bubbes in Florida to vote for Barack Obama. Now they are out with another video/campaign — this time with Silverman trying to sway just one voter: Sheldon Adelson. This video is more Silverman. That is, it’s much raunchier. Then again, it’s much less…
July 16, 2012 1:29pm
The New York Times ran a front-page story Sunday on the scaled down role that Obama-super duper donor Penny Pritzker is playing in this year’s campaign. A Chicago-based businesswoman-philanthropist, Pritzker was arguably President Obama’s most important political donor in his successful 2004 senatorial bid and the 2008 presidential election. And, as a player in Jewish…