is JTA's editorial assistant. She was a Fulbright scholar in Ukraine. Her poetry and nonfiction writing have been published in Tuesday Magazine, the Gamut, The Birch, Tablet, The Starry Night Review and elsewhere. Follow her on Twitter at @chick_in_kiev.
April 9, 2014 11:14am
Peter Criss, former drummer of power-rock band KISS, has been charged with some non-musical discord: anti-Semitism. In a new tell-all memoir, the band’s rhythm guitarist and co-vocalist Paul Stanley, who is Jewish, has revealed new aspects of the relationship between the original KISS lineup of Stanley, Gene Simmons, Criss and former lead guitarist Ace…
April 8, 2014 12:05pm
Mila Kunis reunited with fiancé Ashton Kutcher onscreen for an episode of “Two and a Half Men” that airs Thursday. The engaged couple has just announced Kunis’ pregnancy. Now, they’re reprising the onscreen chemistry that famously drew them together in “That ‘70s Show.” Kunis is set to play a woman named Vivian who sweeps into…
April 7, 2014 3:14pm
In a labor-intensive process, bakers are producing a bread of affliction that feels ancient and modern at once.
April 7, 2014 2:16pm
Yesterday, April 6, was the birthday of two of our favorite Jewish celebrities – Zach Braff and Paul Rudd. Unbelievably, the seemingly ageless Rudd turned 45. Currently filming “Ant-Man,” the sylphlike star is clearly entering middle age with grace and style. Check out his youthful abandon in this legendary lip-sync-off with Jimmy Fallon: Maybe he…
March 26, 2014 5:49pm
Crimean Karaites consider the Torah their holy text, yet they do not identify as Jews.
March 14, 2014 11:23am
Remember Esther, the “Queen of Persia” contestant who scored big points with the audience — and the king — when she touched his scepter (no innuendo intended) during the final date round? Well it turns out the winner of the Bravo reality series might just be a member of the tribe. And you know how…
March 13, 2014 5:42pm
Stories from decades of Purim celebrations — featuring zeppelins, kosher vodka and fowl galore!
March 11, 2014 5:32pm
Some see President Vladimir Putin as a great friend of Russia’s Jews, while others argue his motives are cynical.
March 7, 2014 12:25pm
A volunteer effort coordinated from Kiev and Israel has allowed seven individuals wounded in Ukrainian protests to be airlifted to Israel for medical care.
February 27, 2014 6:44pm
Recent events in Ukraine and Russia have put back in the headlines some terms with ugly resonances for Jews, but their contemporary meanings are often more complex than we realize.