Julie Wiener is a features writer for JTA. Previously, she was the associate editor of The New York Jewish Week, where she wrote about education, food and assorted other topics along with intermarriage.
April 2, 2014 1:17pm
In February a Jordanian named Yitzhak Rabin enlisted in the Israel Defense Forces. Now, an African American convert to Judaism in Jerusalem has officially changed his name to Barack Obama.
April 1, 2014 6:50pm
With the peace process in peril and discussions floating about freeing Jonathan Pollard, releasing Palestinian prisoners and freezing settlements, Benjamin Netanyahu was baking matzah.
March 30, 2014 12:30pm
Releasing prisoners has been a frequent bargaining chip and confidence-building measure in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
March 27, 2014 3:40pm
A science camp struggling to attract girls and an entrepreneurial one seeking to boost enrollment turn to financial incentives.
March 18, 2014 4:05pm
The Austrian-born woman talked the Gestapo into releasing her husband, caught a last-minute boat to China and eventually ended up in a rent-controlled Manhattan apartment.
March 14, 2014 12:22pm
Nickolay Lamm, the 25-year-old behind the Lammily doll, insists he is not trying to pick a fight with the iconic Mattel toy.
March 13, 2014 5:15pm
The slain Hasidic landlord’s name was chosen from a charity raffle he had entered last year.
March 13, 2014 3:57pm
“Cities and towns that are usually packed with children in costumes were uncharacteristically quiet,” JTA reported after Baruch Goldstein’s murder of 29 Palestinian worshippers in Hebron.
March 12, 2014 12:27pm
With the National Council of Jewish Women using the Fast of Esther to highlight immigration reform, here are some ways the group could use the other minor fast days to draw attention to its causes.
March 10, 2014 4:40pm
Watch Leo Bretholz, who passed away this weekend, describe how he managed to escape from a French train bound for Auschwitz.