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.
April 25, 2013 6:04pm
Though the Beth Din of America and the Rabbinical Council of America have suspended the membership of Rabbi Michael Broyde following revelations that he used at least one false identity over the years to correspond with scholarly journals and another rabbinic group, Broyde — a Jewish ethicist and law professor at Emory University — has…
April 24, 2013 4:01pm
If you understand Hebrew (or body language), you can watch Israel’s new finance minister, Yair Lapid of the upstart Yesh Atid party, savor his electoral victory and rub it in the face of political opponents right and left — but primarily the haredi Orthodox parties. Lapid’s speech, his first in the new Knesset, came on…
April 23, 2013 8:56pm
The Israeli Chief Rabbinate appears to be wading into the battle in Germany over the controversial circumcision rite of metzitzah b’peh — itself part of the larger battle in Germany over circumcision. Berlin’s Chabad rabbi, Yehudah Teichtal, is circulating an April 22 letter he received from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate that upholds the Jewish legal…
April 23, 2013 7:24pm
JTA is looking for a new feature writer! SUMMARY: JTA is seeking a plucky, entrepreneurial reporter to write feature stories about people, issues and trends affecting young American Jews and Jewish communities. You should be able to suss out great feature story opportunities on your own and write engaging, magazine-type pieces in 1,000-word increments. The…
April 16, 2013 4:12pm
Bret Stephens, a former editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post and now deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
April 15, 2013 8:55pm
In a word, get away! Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, the 9/11 attacks, the 1995 Beit Lid bombing in Israel: All these attacks share a deadly similarity. They came in multiples. During the suicide bombings of the 1990s, Israelis learned the hard way that when a terrorist strikes, your first instinct should be to run —…
April 5, 2013 6:41pm
Well, was it kosher or wasn’t it? That’s the great unanswered question in the Doheny meat scandal in Los Angeles. After Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market owner Mike Engelman was caught last month bringing uncertified meat into his glatt kosher meat emporium, his kosher certification was promptly revoked – just a day before Passover. Engelman…
April 5, 2013 3:33pm
The 49-day countdown from Passover to Shavuot is well underway (10 days today — that’s one week plus three days), and some Jews in San Francisco have found a novel way to keep track — by counting the city’s 49 consecutively numbered avenues. J Weekly has the story: It turns out that the city is…
March 28, 2013 2:53pm
A Tunisian government committee rejected a proposal to allocate a bloc of seats in parliament to Jews.
March 22, 2013 3:24pm
The White House announced on Friday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the 2010 Israeli raid on a Turkish-flagged ship that left nine Turks dead. The apology came on a call orchestrated by President Obama on the final day of his three-day Israel trip. Erdogan long…