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.
February 13, 2013 2:37pm
This blog post was revised in light of the ADL’s statement. What’s up with I Love Hitler/I No Longer Love Hitler fashion designer John Galliano stealing my youngest son’s Purim costume? The New York Post uses its front page to take aim at what the paper describes as Galliano’s hasidic chic look for Fashion Week: [[READMORE]]…
February 1, 2013 2:33pm
Until his death Friday morning, Ed Koch has been seen as something of a bellwether of where Jewish liberal-hawks stood on the question of whether Democrats (and one Democratic president in particular) were going soft in their support for Israel. Koch backed W. in 2004, then disappointed Jewish GOPers by endorsing Barack Obama four years later….
January 29, 2013 2:20pm
After successful monkey launch, Tehran is promising to send a man into space. If it’s a one-way trip, we have someone in mind.
January 16, 2013 3:33pm
AIPAC has taken no formal position on the Chuck Hagel nomination — which is no surprise, since the lobbying group generally avoids getting publicly involved in confirmation battles. But that’s not stopping the pundits from debating whether the Hagel fight is turning out to be a win or a loss for AIPAC. With Hagel’s chances increasing…
January 16, 2013 3:18pm
Lenny Bruce lives on in the Netherlands — a researcher claims the kids there are now using "Jew" as a synonym for cool. OK, OK. That’s not quite what Bruce was saying. But still… (If you don’t get the Lenny Bruce reference, you’re goyish.)
January 15, 2013 8:27pm
At least one yeshiva is so nervous about Chuck Hagel that it took the unusual step of sending out a message to its supporters, urging them to fight his nomination to lead the Pentagon. In particular, the leaders of the Chofetz Chaim yeshiva in Queens (aka Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yisrael Meir HaKohen) wrote, it was important…
January 15, 2013 12:12pm
From the New York Times: Since beginning his campaign for president, Mr. Morsi has promised to uphold Egypt’s treaty with Israel and to seek peace in the region. In recent months, he has begun to forge a personal bond with President Obama around their successful efforts to broker a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants…
January 14, 2013 2:36pm
During his "Meet The Press" appearance over the weekend, Colin Powell ordered Chuck Hagel to write 100 times on a blackboard that there is no Jewish lobby, just an Israel lobby. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy But Powell also gave Hagel’s critics the paddle for playing the anti-Semitism card: They…
January 8, 2013 2:52pm
In separate interviews with The Algemeiner, Alan Dershowitz and Ed Koch — two prominent Jewish backers/validators of President Obama — are slamming the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the next secretary of defense. Dershowitz said the pick is a stinker and will increase the likelihood that Iran pushes forward with its nuclear program. But he…
December 31, 2012 5:01pm
It’s always interesting to see when the general news media determines when one of "our" issues is there issue — for example, a few weeks back the New York Times decided to give major coverage to the growing Jewish debate over Chuck Hagel’s possible nomination as secretary of defense. The implication being… if Hagel gets…