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.
January 24, 2013 6:20pm
Wondering where Israel’s new political darling stands on some of the issues dear to the hearts and minds of American Jews? Check out this speech Yesh Atid founder Yair Lapid gave last May to the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism. He says he supports women wearing tallis prayer shawls at the Western Wall, wants civil…
January 24, 2013 4:05pm
After an Israeli election remarkable for its focus on domestic socioeconomic issues rather than security, will Yair Lapid be able to make cause with Benjamin Netanyahu?
January 22, 2013 10:51pm
New parties are in, security takes a back seat for some voters, and Benjamin Netanyahu emerges weakened.
January 9, 2013 9:33pm
How can we resist this brilliant dispatch from The Onion? Top-ranking government officials in Jerusalem confirmed Tuesday that Israel would exercise its longstanding, constitutionally granted veto power over American policy if U.S. lawmakers confirmed retired congressman Chuck Hagel as the United States’ next Secretary of Defense. “In light of Mr. Hagel’s worrying remarks on Israeli-Palestinian…
January 9, 2013 3:53pm
Rabbi Joshua Lookstein, scion of the family that founded and leads the Ramaz school in Manhattan, will be the new head of Westchester Day School.
January 2, 2013 4:56pm
First, they helped orchestrate the passage of marijuana legalization legislation in Colorado. Now, they’re working in Israel on developing new strains of the drug, from the psychotropic to the anti-inflammatory. What’s next — making it part of the religion? Oh, yeah, they have that, too.
December 31, 2012 8:09pm
More than 2,000 people have donated funds to plant a grove of more than 3,000 trees in Israel in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting.
December 23, 2012 11:50am
Frank Macchiarola, 71, a former New York City schools chancellor who also headed Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law, was buried Friday following his death on Tuesday.
December 18, 2012 4:52pm
The horrific massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has renewed interest in how other countries deal with gun control. In July, after the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo., JTA’s Ben Sales wrote a piece explaining why in Israel, despite the proliferation of military assault weapons, gun violence is…
December 17, 2012 7:10pm
Noah Pozner, the youngest victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, was remembered at his funeral as a child who liked to explore how things worked mechanically.