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  • 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 ▸

  • WATCH: Hand-holding gay couple is cursed at in Jerusalem

    Tel Aviv may be one of the most welcoming cities in the world for LGBTQ people, but Jerusalem presents a different story. Israeli news website Ynet has published a video of a gay male couple being greeted with curse words and stares while walking the streets of Israel’s capital city holding hands. The men, identified… More ▸

  • How Jewish family values help Ivanka Trump stay classy

    A dishy dispatch in Vanity Fair has taken careful note of the skillful way that Ivanka Trump is supporting the scorched-earth presidential campaign of her father, Donald Trump, while avoiding any tinge to her own reputation. The answer, it appears, lies in a careful combination of Jewish family values, hard work and a culture of reality-star… More ▸

  • A tribute to the Forward’s Op-Ed by the other Dennis Ross

    OK, I admit it. When I saw that the Jewish Daily Forward published a column by Dennis Ross opposing the Iran deal, I was jealous and impressed. Then I got to the end — and realized it wasn’t Dennis Ross, Mideast negotiator. It was Dennis H. Ross, Republican congressman from Florida. Of 250+ GOP members of Congress… More ▸

  • On trip to Israel, Democratic whip hearing out Iran deal opponents

    Steny Hoyer has not yet decided how to cast his Iran vote, but he’s telling Israelis that whatever happens, the Israeli-American relationship will thrive. Rep. Hoyer, D-Md., the minority whip in the U.S. House of Representatives, called JTA from Israel, where he is visiting for the 14th time. “I have not and I don’t intend to… More ▸