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is JTA's copy editor. Prior to joining JTA in 2006, he served 15 years as the assistant managing editor at The New York Jewish Week. He also has worked as a reporter and editor in news and sports for daily and weekly newspapers in New Jersey.

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers bring in a Jewish general manager. Didn’t David Blatt coach there?

    (JTA) — The team that brought you Maccabi Tel Aviv’s David Blatt as coach, led by a Jewish owner in Dan Gilbert, now has a Jewish general manager. Koby Altman, 34, was named GM of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday after serving as an interim replacement for the past five weeks. He may need some…

  • This Jewish player won the World Series of Poker’s $8.15 million with a pair of 2’s

    (JTA) — Scott Blumstein admits it: He never expected to get the card he needed to become the World Series of Poker champion. Blumstein, 25, of Brigantine, New Jersey, pulled a deuce on the river — the final card of a poker round — to win with a pair of twos in a dramatic finish…

  • March Madness 2017: Meet the Jewish MVP leading Princeton to the NCAA Tournament

    (JTA) — For Princeton’s Spencer Weisz, the Ivy League’s Player of the Year, his tweet said it all: “We’ve been waiting to wear our dancing shoes! #LetsDance #16-0.” Weisz, a senior forward and a Maccabiah Games gold medalist, played a crucial role in powering the Tigers to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that starts this week…

  • 3 suicide bombings rock Saudi Arabia in a day, including near Muhammad mosque

    (JTA) — Three suicide bombings struck Saudi Arabia on Monday, including one near where the Muslim Prophet Muhammad is said to be buried and another near the U.S. Consulate. In Medina, revered by Muslims as a holy city, four security guards were killed in a bombing close to dusk at the security office of the…

  • Donald Trump blames ‘dishonest media’ for fuss over tweet depicting Star of David

    (JTA) — Donald Trump blamed the “dishonest media” for the dust-up over a tweet showing a Star of David shape and dollar bills superimposed over an image of Hillary Clinton. On Monday, Trump made his first response to the controversy since his official account tweeted— then deleted — the image Saturday following the uproar over…

  • Father of 10 killed in terrorist shooting remembered as intellectual and giving man

    (JTA) — More than 1,000 mourners attended the funeral for a father of 10 who was killed in a West Bank drive-by shooting. The funeral of Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark was held Sunday in the Otniel settlement in the West Bank followed by his burial in Jerusalem. Mark was killed Friday when terrorists opened fire…

  • Israeli soldier, 19, wounded in Tel Aviv attack seen as terrorism

    (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded Monday in a Tel Aviv stabbing — reportedly with a screwdriver — in what police are investigating as a terrorist attack. The alleged assailant, a Palestinian teenager, was arrested near the scene of the attack in the center of the city, the Times of Israel reported. The…

  • Suicide bombing in Pakistan park kills at least 65

    (JTA) — At least 65 people, mostly women and children, were killed in a suicide bombing at a park in Lahore, Pakistan. More than 300 were wounded in the attack for which the Pakistani Taliban faction claimed responsibility, saying it was targeting Christians on Easter Sunday, Reuters reported. The explosion occurred in the parking area…

  • Funerals held for 2 Jerusalem stabbing victims

    Thousands attended the rites in Jerusalem for a 41-year-old rabbi and 22-year-old soldier killed in an Old City terrorist attack.

  • NY synagogue denies firing employee over her being pregnant at wedding

    Congregation Shearith Israel said it did nothing wrong and that the employee still has her same title, with the same pay and benefits.