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 worked as a reporter for a variety of publications in the United States and in Israel.
June 11, 2012 3:33pm
Never heard of Lipa Schmeltzer? Then you must not be haredi Orthodox (but I guess you don’t need me to tell you that). This 34-year-old Skverer Chasid from upstate New York is a superstar in the haredi music world — dubbed by some as the Jewish Elvis. Except he doesn’t sing about girls. Last year,…
June 5, 2012 9:32pm
A group of kipah-clad Jewish tourists in Jordan reportedly was harassed and attacked by locals.
June 5, 2012 8:59pm
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on Israel to withdraw from all lands it occupied in 1967, warning that the two-state solution may not be on the table for much longer.
June 5, 2012 3:38pm
Two Jewish federations in New Jersey are merging in what is being described as the largest federation merger in history.
June 4, 2012 6:56pm
The City University of New York denied a report that it had created a special minority designation for Jewish faculty.
June 3, 2012 9:04pm
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were among the dignitaries who marched in the Big Apple in Sunday’s annual Celebrate Israel Parade.
May 30, 2012 4:58pm
Even though the International Olympic Committee officially has denied the request for a moment of silence this summer in London to remember the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, boosters of the tribute are not about to give up. It all started with an online petition launched April 13 by…
May 29, 2012 4:11pm
Who knew the biracial, Jewish, Canadian rapper Drake is more influential than U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor? Drake beats Cantor on the Jerusalem Post’s new list of the world’s 50 most influential Jews. Lists like these (Forward 50, JTA’s weekly Friday Five, Newsweek’s top 50 rabbis, our recent top 12 Jewish mothers list) inevitably…
May 23, 2012 2:50pm
It’s not yet clear what New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be doing with his time after Jan. 1, 2014, when his mayoral term expires. But one thing is certain: He won’t be going into stand-up comedy. Or, at least, he shouldn’t. At Tuesday night’s Jewish Heritage event at Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official…
May 21, 2012 7:15pm
Depending on your perspective, Sunday night’s "60 Minutes" segment on Tel Aviv either was a spot-on look at Israel’s greatest city, a cliche-filled mockery (the Forward’s Gal Beckerman), or penance for Bob Simon’s recent segment on Christians in the Holy Land (Honest Reporting). The real question is whether Tel Aviv or Jerusalem represents the true…