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is JTA's former associate editor.


  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Planting new seeds

    In a new weekly feature, former JTA associate editor Ben Harris chronicles his transition from New York journalist to Connecticut farmer.

  • The truth about SodaStream’s West Bank factory

    JTA’s Ben Sales visited the plant last year and found hundreds of content employees.

  • RIP, Pete Seeger

    Pete Seeger, a man for whom the modifier “legendary” seems hopelessly inadequate, had many Jewish associations in a career that spanned seven decades.

  • The women of Chabad

    The annual conference of Chabad women emissaries is about half the size of the men’s version, but that’s hardly the only difference.

  • Harper just can’t stop singing

    The Canadian PM did all the usual Israel stuff — visited Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, picked up an honorary degree, and performed a cover of a classic Beatles’ song.

  • Harper rocked out for Israel

    Stephen Harper is well-known for his staunch support of Israel. He’s less well-known for performing Beatles’ covers.

  • Did the Post cross the line on Menachem Stark?

    New York City officials have slammed the New York Post for its handling of a murdered Brooklyn real estate developer. But was it anti-Semitic?

  • Hillel has right to restrict discourse, but that’s not the issue

    Hillel may not be guilty of censorship by declining to invite non-Zionists into the Jewish discussion. But that decision does have its costs.

  • David Brooks on Y.U.

    New York Times columnist David Brooks returned the love reflected in Yeshiva University’s decision to bestow an honorary degree at its annual convocation this week.

  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict, MTV-style

    MTV’s “Rebel Music” series covers Israeli and Palestinian musicians trying to cross a cultural divide through music.