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


  • Don’t blame the Jews

    You can agree or disagree with Jewish groups on Syria, but they are a sideshow. This is Barack Obama and John Kerry’s war. Well, really Assad’s. But you know what I mean.

  • Did you hear the one about the Presbyterian managing editor of a Jewish newspaper?

    My pasts collide as the Philadelphia City Paper taps Forward alum to be editor.

  • Online bullying and Israel

    At a time when Israel is looking for allies in the fight against boycotts, it might help if some pro-Israel right-wing columnists could tell the difference between friend and foe.

  • Fifty years ago, Rabbi Joachim Prinz also gave a pretty good speech

    Shortly before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” address, it looked like Rabbi Joachim Prinz had stolen the show with his own speech. If you want insight into why so many American Jews are liberal, take a read (and listen).

  • JTA 5773: It was a good year for some

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Here’s a list of folks who had plenty of people shepping nachos this past year: Yityish Aynaw became the first black winner of the Miss Israel competition entitling her to compete for the title of Miss World in September in Indonesia. Aynaw, who came with her family from Ethiopia at age…

  • Story suggestions wanted: The Lifecyclist & Teen Heroes

    Loyal readers, we need your help. We’re looking for reader suggestions regarding two columns: The Lifecyclist and Teen Heroes.

  • NYC suspends millions in funding to Met Council

    New York City has reportedly suspended all funding to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty following the firing of its longtime CEO over alleged financial misdeeds.

  • Tabloids: Rapfogel allegedly profited from Met Council scheme

    Reports in the New York Daily News and New York Post suggest that William Rapfogel was pocketing money at the expense of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

  • Rabinowitz-Dorf split up

    In our little world of Jewish journalism, the strategic communications firm Rabinowitz/Dorf is a big deal. Well, it was a big deal.

  • Why Monica Lewinsky is so much better than Sydney Leathers

    The tabloid gods have conspired to thrust Sydney Leathers and Monica Lewinsky together in the headlines this week. But these poli-temptresses could not be more different.