is JTA’s managing editor, responsible for coordinating JTA’s editorial team. He re-joined JTA in 2007 after a stint doing independent reporting in Israel and the Arab world. Before that, he served as New York bureau chief of the Jerusalem Post. An award-winning journalist, he has served as JTA’s news editor and worked as a reporter for a variety of publications in the United States and in Israel.
November 19, 2013 2:17pm
Reform leader Rabbi Rick Jacobs is hailing Naftali Bennett, Israel’s modern Orthodox religious services minister, as a breath of fresh air even as Bennett draws some red lines on religious pluralism in Israel.
November 19, 2013 1:14pm
New York Times editors conceded they were wrong to use a sympathetic photograph of a Palestinian mother to illustrate a story about her son’s stabbing to death of an Israeli soldier.
November 19, 2013 11:16am
Though Naftali Bennett, Israel’s minister of religious services, has blazed a quick path on some religious reforms, don’t expect him to rush into some of the areas considered most crucial to American Jewish pluralism advocates: civil marriage and non-Orthodox conversion.
November 15, 2013 11:37am
Authorities charged the owner of a New York insurance company with helping William Rapfogel, the former chief of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, steal more than $7 million from the organization.
November 13, 2013 11:07am
The question of how Conservative synagogues treat non-Jews cuts to the heart of a philosophical and practical debate within a movement struggling over its middle-of-the-road identity.
November 11, 2013 1:52pm
Attorney Alan Dershowitz is asking Israeli President Shimon Peres to intervene in the case of the apparent blacklisting of Rabbi Avi Weiss by Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.
November 11, 2013 11:11am
Saul Kagan, the founder and a longtime chief of the Claims Conference, died Saturday at age 91.
November 4, 2013 10:07am
Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, says debate and action will distinguish this year’s General Assembly, slated for Nov. 10-12 in Jerusalem, from past G.A. conferences.
October 31, 2013 4:18pm
Twelve percent of Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic attitudes, according to a new poll conducted by the Anti-Defamation League.
October 31, 2013 3:21pm
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, reiterated America’s commitment to thwarting Iranian nuclear weapons ambitions.