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  • Wearing my kippah in Italy — and feeling fine

    During my four months studying in Italy in the fall of 2007, you could say I had more than my fair share of strange Jewish experiences. Running late for a train one morning in Florence, I decided the best course of action would be to lay tefillin in the janitor’s closet at the station, only… More ▸

  • Jewish Temple group launches Indiegogo campaign to breed sacred cow

    It’s been nearly two millennia since the Second Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, bringing to an end the priestly period of Jewish history and commencing the Diaspora. A third Temple has been prophesied, and in preparation for the messiah, nonprofit Jewish group The Temple Institute wants to build it. Last month, the institute launched a crowdfunding campaign… More ▸

  • Tel Aviv cheers new subway, bemoans its construction

    In 2011, when Los Angeles shut down a stretch of one of its busiest highways for a weekend of repairs, residents braced for a traffic jam “of biblical proportions.” Similar sentiments preceded the start of construction of Tel Aviv’s long-awaited light rail system last Sunday. But rather than a few days of inconvenience, city officials… More ▸

  • Ethel Rosenberg’s sons call for presidential pardon in N.Y. Times

    Honor thy father and mother, says the Torah. In the case of the sons of convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, that means requesting a presidential pardon. Brothers Michael and Robert Meeropol penned an op-ed in the New York Times Monday asking President Barack Obama to acknowledge that their mother, Ethel Rosenberg, was wrongly convicted… More ▸

  • CrossFit guru does a handstand on Berlin’s Holocaust memorial

    What happens when an intense CrossFit guru unknowingly stumbles across a Holocaust memorial? He does a handstand on it, of course. Dave Driskell, a CrossFit coach whose thick beard would not look out of place in Brooklyn but who actually lives in Bali, Indonesia, was passing through Berlin last week and found the city’s Memorial… More ▸

  • Mayim Bialik launches her own website

    After acting in two major TV sitcoms, earning a doctorate in neuroscience and gaining a following as an online writer, Mayim Bialik has already accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. But that doesn’t mean she’s stopping anytime soon. In her next move, “The Big Bang Theory” star and four-time Emmy Award nominated actress… More ▸