is JTA’s CEO and editor in chief.
March 22, 2013 11:32am
From the JTA wire: JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel does not owe its existence to the Holocaust but its existence prevents another one from happening, U.S. President Obama said on the third and final day of his first presidential visit to Israel. "Here we hope," Obama said on Friday at Yad Vashem’s Hall of the Children after touring…
March 21, 2013 2:25pm
With Passover just around the corner, The Daily Beast/Newsweek and the Forward have each come out with best-of-the-rabbis lists. Now an annual tradition, the DB/Newsweek’s Top 50 Rabbis list is about which rabbis wield the most influence — in the Jewish community and the wider world. This year’s addition was produced by former Forward online…
March 14, 2013 12:34pm
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…
March 13, 2013 7:02pm
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,…
March 6, 2013 3:26pm
One million locusts swarm Israel. (At least it wasn’t #10.)
March 5, 2013 6:40pm
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
March 4, 2013 2:37pm
A new anthology from Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy celebrates Jewish athletes, and the role of Jews in sports.
March 1, 2013 9:11pm
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.
February 27, 2013 3:12pm
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…
February 27, 2013 3:03pm
For all you future Oscars hosts…