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is JTA's former associate editor.


  • Meet Nissim, (another) black Orthodox rapper (UPDATE)

    It’s surely a sign of the times that when I saw the email today about Seattle-based Orthodox African-American rapper Nissim, my first response was — again?

  • A Reform leader at a Chabad conference

    Reform leader Rick Jacobs is likely the first leader of his movement to attend the annual conference of Chabad emissaries.

  • The Rebbe’s army musters

    Thousands of Chabad emissaries gathered Sunday evening for the capstone of their annual conference, or kinus.

  • Jonathan Sacks, he’s coming to America

    The recently retired British chief rabbi is hoping to bring his public spirited Jewish discourse to the United States.

  • Michael Moore is coming to the JCC

    The Oscar-winning documentarian Michael Moore is lending his celebrity to the Other Israel Film Festival.

  • VIDEO: Adelson wants nuke threat against Iran

    Blogger Philip Weiss captured video of Sheldon Adelson’s call this week for the United States to detonate a nuclear bomb as a warning to Iran.

  • North Korea to Bibi: Israel’s ‘a cancer’

    Welcome to the U.N., where Libya bickers with Bolivia, Azerbaijan and Armenia feud, and North Korea responds to Israel’s prime minister with name-calling.

  • United Nations week

    Ronald Lauder had kind words for Germany’s soon-to-be-unemployed foreign minister at a reception Tuesday at the Neue Galerie.

  • Obama at the U.N.

    Video and a full transcript of President Obama’s address this morning to the United Nations.

  • Shanah tovah from the White House (UPDATED)

    President Obama delivers his annual Rosh Hashanah greeting.