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 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.
February 25, 2014 12:25pm
With their country undergoing political upheaval, the Jewish community in Ukraine upgrades its security and looks with uncertainty toward the future.
February 19, 2014 5:17pm
After spending last year living in Kiev, the author describes feelings of painful powerlessness in the current crisis.
February 19, 2014 10:52am
An Orthodox Jewish candidate for European Parliament is drawing ire for refusing to shake hands with women.