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  • David Blatt puts Cleveland on Israel’s map

    When my husband and I first made aliyah 15 years ago and an Israeli asked us where we were from in the United States, they looked at us blankly when we said Cleveland. They knew New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami, but Cleveland simply was not on their radar. This despite the fact that… More ▸

  • Orthodox vs. Orthodox: Jewish Home fears haredi rollbacks of religious law

    When haredi Orthodox political parties Shas and United Torah Judaism entered Israel’s governing coalition, they vowed to roll back a raft of recent religious reforms. In turn, the secularist Yesh Atid party raised its voice in protest. But now, the haredi parties have a more surprising opponent: Jewish Home, a fellow religious party and coalition… More ▸

  • Jewish Women International joins the fight for ‘female Viagra’

    This week’s approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the first-ever drug meant to address female sexual dysfunction came after an intense lobbying campaign by Even the Score, a group of 24 organizations invested in women’s health. The coalition — credited with helping win federal approval for flibanserin, the female equivalent of Viagra for men — includes Jewish Women International…. More ▸

  • Bernard-Henri Levy targeted again by pie-wielding comedian

    (JTA) — Bernard-Henri Levy did not take his first pie-ing gracefully. Ambushed in Brussels in 1985 by Noel Godin, an eccentric comedian who has made a career out of throwing pies in celebrities’ faces, the French-Jewish philosopher knocked Godin down to the ground and, after cleaning the cream from his face, screamed about kicking him in the… More ▸

  • JTA scoops up three journalism prizes

    A big mazel tov to, well, us. JTA has won three first-place Simon Rockower Awards, which are given out by the American Jewish Press Association and recognize excellence in Jewish journalism. Here’s a bit about the JTA honorees and their winning entries: * For his coverage of the Jews living in rebel-held Eastern Ukraine, Cnaan Liphshiz,… More ▸

  • WATCH: Bill de Blasio dances and sings with Chabad

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio isn’t visiting Israel until August. But that doesn’t mean he can’t hold hands and dance with Hasidic Jews before then. The mayor may not have known all the words, but as the video below shows, he certainly got into the spirit of “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem” and “Am Yisrael… More ▸