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.
June 26, 2013 1:55pm
If you want to know if Congress will pass new legislation to put teeth back into the Voting Rights Act, keep your eye on Eric Cantor.
June 19, 2013 10:11pm
Just heard the news about James Gandolfini. From my Forward days: a Jewish take on Tony Soprano and psychoanalysis.
June 13, 2013 12:50pm
Season three of Games of Thrones has come to an end, but the Orthodox version is heating up in Manhattan, with a Litvak scion becoming the rabbi at the country’s oldest synagogue and its most prominent Sephardic congregation.
June 11, 2013 11:49am
A few months back, JTA board macher and fellow “Mad Men” fan Danny Krifcher suggested that I write up a column predicting how each of the characters would respond to the Six Day War. It was a fun idea. I gave it some thought, but couldn’t come up with any good ones. So I let…
June 11, 2013 11:08am
Michael Chabon was the main draw at the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s awards gala. But it was another presentation that suggested the real story of the night was whether a sustainable model exists for identifying and nurturing a new generation of Jewish artists.
June 10, 2013 1:51pm
It was just about a year ago when Chicago sports fans could kvell about having a Jewish third baseman (Kevin Youkilis) and a Jewish offensive lineman (Gabe Carimi). But in the end Youkilis spent less than a season with the White Sox before heading this past winter to the Yankees. And now… the Chicago Bears…
June 5, 2013 4:37pm
Have I just been at this job too long, or is this an unfortunate juxtaposition of billboards on the elevator at Fairway?
May 31, 2013 1:26pm
From Alonso Duralde of “The Wrap“: Granted, Will Smith isn’t behind the camera here — that unhappy task has fallen to M. Night Shyamalan, who’s still basically the trustee of Movie Jail after “Lady in the Water,” “The Happening” and “The Last Airbender.” Still, the elder Smith gets a “Story by” and executive producer credit,…
May 24, 2013 1:11am
Watch what happens when Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nate McLouth dives into stands to make the catch at a game in Toronto.
May 21, 2013 12:38pm
Rabbi Abby Jacobson, religious leader of the Emanuel Synagogue in Oklahoma City, offers a prayer for her tornado-ravaged state.