Talia Lavin is an intern at JTA. A recent Harvard graduate and aspiring novelist, she recently returned from a Fulbright grant in Ukraine, where she studied early 20th-century Hebrew literature.
September 3, 2013 5:22pm
Clothing company American Apparel is augmenting its stable of scantily clad young models with a bearded hasid from Brooklyn.
September 3, 2013 2:09pm
With the help of Rabbi Zeev and Esther Kushnirsky, who run the Russian Jewish Learning Center of Staten Island, the community of South Beach in the New York City borough is still working to rebuild after the superstorm nearly a year later.
August 30, 2013 1:28pm
JTA’s Talia Lavin reviews some biblically themed Internet games.
August 30, 2013 11:39am
“Real Taylor Swift Quotes” is collection of inspirational messages from the country music star. Only problem is the quotes are actually from Hitler.
August 28, 2013 3:13pm
A group trying to have an eruv built in Long Island’s Hamptons filed a federal lawsuit after having its bid quashed by a zoning board.
August 27, 2013 4:51pm
David Harris-Gershon’s wife was severely injured in the 2002 bombing at Hebrew University. His memoir tells the story of his own struggle as a “secondary victim.”
August 22, 2013 1:03pm
From Bar Refaeli kissing a nerd to Sarah Silverman’s dad sticking it to a rabbi, JTA presents the top 10 Jewish entertainment moments of the past Jewish year.
August 21, 2013 5:19pm
The Los Angeles rabbi apologized for insulting a Texas bar mitzvah boy, but stands by his criticism that something is broken if Jews can’t feel the disconnect between their lavish parties and the supposedly sacred moments they are meant to celebrate
August 20, 2013 4:25pm
Seven weeks after a lightning strike, Kadish still cannot engage in purposeful movements. His parents, Scott and Alexia, have started a fund to help pay for his medical care.
August 20, 2013 2:14pm
The Jewish Theological Seminary received a $2.67 million grant from the Avi Chai Foundation to implement its strategic plan at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education.