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is JTA's former associate editor.


  • N.J. Schechter school closes three weeks before new term

    A Solomon Schechter day school in New Jersey shut down three weeks before classes were due to begin.

  • Prisoner blowback

    With the first wave of Palestinian prisoners released this week, criticism of the move is mounting.

  • Who Israel released

    Israel has released a list of the 26 prisoners freed yesterday, including their crimes and prison sentences.

  • A short history of Jewish intermarriage

    Jews have been concerned about their future in a nation where intermarriage is common for decades.

  • VIDEO: Israelis, get out or you’re dead

    A speaker at a Toronto rally said Israelis should be given two minutes to leave Jerusalem or be shot.

  • Stoudemire seeking Israeli citizenship

    Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship.

  • Weinergate gets the ‘Daily Show’ treatment

    Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner are so gross, they broke Ewwww-o-meter designed to measure just how gross they are.

  • Weiner train keeps chugging

    As if Anthony Weiner didn’t have enough trouble, a former intern got the front-page treatment in the Daily News for claiming that — gasp! — some staffers joined his campaign only because they had higher political ambitions. Don’t worry, though, the former congressman isn’t quitting.

  • San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to get sex therapy

    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced he will undergo therapy amid calls for his resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct.

  • What’s up with Poland?

    Was the Polish parliament’s decision on kosher slaughter a product of simmering anti-Semitism or of a young democracy’s efforts to balance competing interests?