is JTA's web content producer and also in charge of weekly video packages and occasional design projects. Uri is from Tel Aviv, Israel and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. He has interned with several television stations in Portland, Ore., and in CBS News in New York.
December 3, 2012 11:52am
Chanukah is coming — and like many other Jewish holidays, this means food, presents and… holiday videos. The video that aims to be the king of Chanukah right now is by “Bubala Please,” a new Jewish cooking show that features a VERY unorthodox duo — L.A. gangsters Jaquann and Luis. The idea is not original,…
November 29, 2012 7:10pm
Great news, ladies and gentlemen of the nineties generation, Cory and Topanga Matthews are back! And they have a girl! Rumors about the popular Disney Channel nineties show “Boy Meets World” coming back has been making a lot of people excited. Now it’s official:”Boy Meets World” will have a spinoff titled “Girl Meets World,” featuring the…
November 29, 2012 5:21pm
Because why not, right? Students at the Artik Music School (Artik is Hebrew for popsicle!) in Yehud, Israel, released this cover version of Taylor Swift’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble.” On the YouTube page, the 50-member band is referred to as “the biggest rock group in the world.” The version actually made it…
November 29, 2012 3:42pm
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, Stevie Wonder just called to say he doesn’t love you. After much pressure from pro-Palestinian groups and a recommendation from the United Nations, Wonder decided it would be very superstitious to perform at the annual FIDF gala. Wonder was supposed to be living for the City of Angels on December 6….
November 29, 2012 2:22pm
We all had that dream when we were kids — we’re interviewed on a talk show, then the weatherman gets sick, and we are called to save the day and deliver the weather report instead. It’s not just me, right? Right?? Well, the lovely Scarlett Johansson was lucky enough to fill in for TODAY’s Al…
November 28, 2012 6:06pm
Fifty years ago today, in the great city of New York, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz was born.
Later, his family moved to New Jersey and Jonathan switched the spelling of his name to Jon Stewart, and moved from studying chemistry in The College of William & Mary to pursuing a career in comedy. As we celebrate the golden jubilee of the man behind “The Daily Show,” we look at the best moments of his career, and believe it or not, there were many of them before he took over the desk in the Midtown Manhattan studios.
One of Stewart’s first ever TV gigs was at the “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”
The famous comedy venue “Caroline’s” had its own show on A&E, and Stewart was one of the show’s writers. You can even see him (not hear him though) in this sketch from 1990, as Colin Quinn and his mullet are trying to figure out who wrote a certain sketch (also in that sketch, a very young Louis C.K.).
November 28, 2012 1:47pm
This time, it’s the former members of Yeshiva University’s “Maccabeats,” David Block, Noey Jacobson, Nachum Joel, Immanuel Shalev, who now call themselves “StandFour.” “After graduating from Yeshiva University we wanted to continue to make music that is both fun and inspiring. We believe in bringing out the meaning present in all things – that’s what we…
November 27, 2012 4:11pm
Mayim Bialik blogs that her nine-year marriage is ending, Stevie Wonder will sing his praises for the Israeli army at an L.A. gala and the case is closed on the Drake-Chris Brown nightclub brawl in NYC.
November 26, 2012 6:23pm
During these trying days for its good name, the Israel Defense Forces is going to get a very powerful boost of support from an unusual source – Stevie Wonder. The popular blind singer is set to perform at the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces annual gala in Los Angeles on December 6. Wonder will…
November 26, 2012 2:24pm
Although it’s not yet official, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are dating. The two have been seen all over the world and have been acting as a legit couple. In fact, the two have been so serious, that Kutcher even took Kunis to some of the High Holiday Kabbalah ceremonies, as he is an avid…
Stay informed: JTA in your inbox
Jewish and Israel News in Your Inbox
- Russia to return Israeli tank captured by Syria in 1982
- Historic Jewish wedding in Turkey triggers hate speech online
- Argentine ex-minister’s Iran tape admitted as evidence of alleged treason
- CRIF’s new president: French Jews’ situation worst since 1945
- Vandalism at 3 New England synagogues aims to intimidate community, ADL regional leader says
- NJ man who fire-bombed rabbi’s home convicted of terrorism
- Bernie Sanders: Israel has a right to US protection
- Donald Trump: Debating trailing Bernie Sanders would be ‘inappropriate’
- NY Times editor calls out Donald Trump for ignoring supporters’ anti-Semitic tweets
- Donald Trump says he would debate Bernie Sanders for charity
- Bernie Sanders expects ‘consensus’ on Palestinian rights at Democratic convention
- Democrats said to be debating ouster of Wasserman Schultz as party chair