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  • More shtick than you can shake a stick at

    The Detroit Free Press reports that “A Detroit-area military engineer accused in 1997 of passing secrets to the Israelis was targeted because of his Orthodox Jewish faith, the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General said in a report.” The ruling DRP party of the island nation of Maldives, located roughly 700km southwest of Sri Lanka,…

  • The News Shticker

    This video demonstration of how electrocuting a pickle is like being a Christian has been making the rounds over the last few days. Not only is Ivanka Trump back with her Jewish boyfriend, Jared Kushner, but now there’s talk that she’s planning to convert to Judaism. Britney Spears has become romantically involved with her Israeli…

  • The News Shticker: NY’s new nerdy Jewish DJ, Katie Couric in Israel and Adolf Knitler

    According to New York magazine, “D.J. Peter Rosenberg, a self-proclaimed ‘nerdy Jewish kid’ from Chevy Chase, Maryland, will be hosting the 5 to 7 a.m. slot” on New York’s Hot 97 radio station. Also via NYM, Ivanka Trump has reunited with her Jewish ex. Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff believes he is zeroing in on Aribert…

  • The News Shticker: Video Jew hangs with Hadassah, ABBA singer’s Nazi lineage, schlub to stud

    Comedians Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel have ended their five year romance, igniting the hopes of every schlubby Jewish boy on earth. Ironically, days after the couple’s split, Silverman received an Emmy nomination for a music video in which she professed to be two-timing her then-beau with actor Matt Damon (NSFW). The L.A. Jewish Journal’s…

  • The News Shticker

    boingboing issues challenge to Iran: “You suck at Photoshop.” Readers respond with their own Photoshoppery. Hilarity ensues. A haredi man who, in 2006, killed his three month old by throwing him against a wall, and whose arrest sparked riots in Mea Shearim and drew accusations that “the Zionists” were “blood libeling” the ultra-Orthodox community, was…

  • Rosh Hashana Girl (and Guy) Come to Israel

    Michelle Citrin and William Levin Dina Kraft, JTA’s Israel Correspondent met up in Jerusalem with singer Michelle Citrin aka Rosh Hashana Girl and her creative partner and friend William Levin. They are the team who brought the world the two YouTube hits “Twenty Things to do with Matzah” and “I Gotta Love You Rosh Hashana”…

  • The News Shticker: Religious “freedom” in the dock, pre- and post-Zohanism

    Louisiana has passed an “academic freedom” bill permitting school districts to promote Creationism in the classroom. A Texas court has upheld the right of religious organizations to engage in practices that may constitute physical and emotional abuse, even when those practices may endanger the well-being of a minor. A public school teacher in rural Ohio…

  • The News Shticker: AJL folds, Gibson gets a wedgie, and the Bronfmans take Utah

    American Jewish Life, one of the finer Jewish magazines in circulation, has folded citing economic woes. Editor-in-chief Benyamin Cohen, author of the forthcoming book My Jesus Year, will be moving on to greener pastures – and by that we truly mean “green:” Cohen will be assuming the role of editorial director at a soon-to-launch environmental…

  • Exploring the Jewish community press’ election coverage

    Huffington Post’s Tom Edsall, Commentary’s Jennifer Rubin, Politico’s Ben Smith, The Chicago Sun Times’ Lynn Sweet & MSNBC’s Matt Berger participate in the AJPA 2008 Annual Conference, June 24, 2008. Photo by Daniel Sieradski. Earlier today, JTA editor-in-chief Ami Eden moderated a panel on election coverage at the American Jewish Press Association‘s 2008 Annual Conference…

  • Walt & Mearshimer take on “The Lobby” in Israel

    Stephen Walt, at the podium, with “Israel Lobby” co-author John Mearshimer and Israel activist Uri Avnery at a speaking engagement in Tel Aviv on June 12, 2008. Photo by Dina Kraft. In the following podcast, JTA’s Israel correspondent Dina Kraft speaks with Harvard Professor Stephen Walt, co-author of the controversial book “The Israel Lobby” who,…