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is JTA’s CEO and editor in chief.


  • The fight for dot-kosher

    Five kosher certifiers, including the OU and Star-K, are joining together to fight Kosher Marketing Assets (OK Kosher) from scooping up the right to operate and license “dot-kosher.”

  • Wikipedia editors love fighting about Israel and the Holocaust

    This is too perfect/predictable. Researchers have concluded that the most fought over page in Wikipedia is… Israel.

  • Hey Camp Ramah dudes — in your face!

    An Israeli rhythmic gymnast shows the hoopsters at Camp Ramah in the Poconos how to put the ball in the basket.

  • Shimon Peres wants Amar’e Stoudemire

    Shimon Peres has always been a man with big ideas. But this is his best one ever… Get Amar’e Stoudemire to play for the Israeli national team!

  • Forward publisher resigns from the Claims Conference

    Sam Norich speaks out.

  • Video from the new Hillel president: Eric Fingerhut (no, not JTA’s Eric Fingerhut)

    No, not the guy who used to write for JTA from Washington and is now at AIPAC. We mean the former congressman. Here’s the news brief. And check out his I’m-happy-to-be-taking-the-job video statement.

  • Leona Helmsley trust not so mean to Israel

    Over at the New York Jewish Week, Gary Rosenblatt reports on the $90 million that the Leona and Harry Helmsley Trust Fund has spent on Israel causes. And we’re not talking dog biscuits.

  • Camp Tawonga issues statement on deadly accident

    Ken Kramarz, executive director of Camp Tawonga, has issued a statement about the falling tree that killed one staffer and injured four others.

  • Nothing gray about it: Bill Gray was good for the Jews

    In mourning Bill Gray, the highest-ranking African American to serve in Congress, it should be remembered that during a racially polarized era he talked the talk and walked the walked on black-Jewish relations.

  • Reform summer camp hit by lightning (UPDATED)

    The following message was sent out today by Rabbi Mark Covitz, director of the URJ Goldman Union Camp (Camp GUCI) in Zionsville, Indiana.