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is the CEO & Executive Editor of JTA and its parent company, 70 Faces Media.


  • About that embassy denial of the Ariel U boycott story

    We have a denial from the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv in response to claims that the State Department was boycotting Ariel University by not invitng any of its students to President Obama’s planned speech in Jerusalem. An official at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv told JTA, however, that only students from academic institutions…

  • What Knesset members could learn from the Cardinals

    White smoke! The Cardinals took less than 48 hours to pick a pope. Meanwhile, it’s been weeks and the parties in Israel can’t come up with a coalition. And that new pontiff could end up serving for decades, while this new Israeli government will be lucky to last more than two years. What’s taking Bibi,…

  • What’s next, frogs?

    One million locusts swarm Israel. (At least it wasn’t #10.)

  • Hey, ZOA, tell us what you really think about Hagel

    Subject line from ZOA’s email responding to Chuck Hagel’s confirmation: Deeply Troubled That U.S. Senate Confirmed Iran/ Terror Group Apologist, Anti-Israel, Incompetent Hagel for Secy. Defense

  • ‘Jewish Jocks’ — plenty of Jews, not enough jocks (What would Howard Cosell say?)

    A new anthology from Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy celebrates Jewish athletes, and the role of Jews in sports.

  • Beren loses quadruple overtime thriller

    Beren Academy, which made international headlines last year with its battle to avoid a forfeit in the Texas state boys’ basketball tournament over a Sabbath scheduling conflict, lost a quadruple overtime game in the state semifinals.

  • Daily Show: Dov Hikind’s black face is a war on Purim

    Jon Stewart & Co. have some fun with Dov Hikind’s decision to go black face on Purim. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook In the spirit of our "How to tell a kosher Jewish Oscars joke" video, check out Billy Crystal…

  • How to make a kosher Jewish Oscars joke

    For all you future Oscars hosts…

  • L.A. Jewish Journal editor defends Seth MacFarlane

    Oscars host Seth MacFarlane has been getting hammered over his off-color jokes Sunday night, with the ADL and the Wiesenthal Center raising objections over this Jews-run-Hollywood gag: Rob Eshman, editor and publisher of the L.A. Jewish Journal, says relax: I found these reactions more annoying than MacFarlane’s comments, which varied from the very funny to the remotely…

  • Hey, Tablet: E.T. go home, make ‘Lincoln’ #1

    “Lincoln” didn’t walk away with the Oscar for best picture. But maybe our friends at Tablet could show this movie some love by making it #1 on their “Greatest Jewish Films” list instead of E.T. Yes, that’s right. Last year At the end of 2011, Tablet published its Top 100 list and made E.T. numero…