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.
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 1:39pm
Over the course of his 90-minute one-man show, Avi Hofmann never reveals why he feels the need to remind his audience that he’s still Jewish. It’s hard to imagine how anyone could forget.
August 15, 2013 3:34pm
The internationally renowned author of “The Color Purple” won’t be attending the 50th anniversary of the university’s Center for the Education of Women.
August 15, 2013 1:43pm
Sam Horowitz’s 15 minutes turns into 20 with an appearance on Good Morning America.
August 14, 2013 11:30am
The latest salvo in the Bob Filner scandal comes from the “beautiful, talented” women of Hooters.
August 13, 2013 4:12pm
For most boys reaching bar mitzvah age, donning a prayer shawl is exciting enough. But Sam Horowitz of Dallas knew he wanted more.
August 8, 2013 2:59pm
A group of hasidic vacationers have abandoned a traditional vacation spot in Wales after a ban on candles. Does Jewish observance pose a threat to fire safety?