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  • Why the NBA Finals are a lose-lose situation for David Blatt

    After the last game of an impressive series sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt talked with broadcaster Ernie Johnson in front of an arena of joyous hometown fans. “So let’s be honest,” Johnson said. “This hasn’t always been easy this year, David. But to be standing here, going to the finals, just… More ▸

  • Camp should be about fun and friends — not building resumes

    TEL AVIV (JTA) — During five summers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, my moment of glory happened in the one place we tried to avoid: the camp kitchen. Camp food was a punchline, especially the weekly Saturday night meal of tuna, cheese — and not much else. When my counselor asked for tomatoes on the side,… More ▸

  • Rapper Ice Cube melts down, beats up rabbi

    Ice Cube has never had the most cordial relationship with the Jewish community. In 1991, the Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned his album “Death Certificate,” noting that many lyrics were racist and one of the songs called for the murder of a Jewish music industry figure. His song “No Vaseline” has been criticized for its line directed at… More ▸

  • Watch Palestine’s soccer team play in 1939

    Soccer is in the headlines today, but not for positive reasons – 14 FIFA officials have been indicted on corruption charges. This is especially interesting news to Israeli soccer fans, as FIFA is set to vote this week on whether or not to suspend Israel’s national team from international play. The Palestinian Football Association has… More ▸

  • How the FIFA corruption scandal could affect Israel

    Israelis were expecting some big news to come out of the annual FIFA Congress this week. But they probably weren’t expecting this. In a bombshell operation, a Swiss law enforcement team showed up at the Zurich hotel hosting the annual gathering of the international soccer organization — and arrested nine senior officials. The arrests come after decades of corruption… More ▸

  • The best Herman Wouk story (almost) no one has read

    There will be countless well-deserved tributes tomorrow to Herman Wouk on his 100th birthday. The Pulitzer Prize-winning American Jewish author will be celebrated for his classic works, such as “Marjorie Morningstar,” “The Caine Mutiny,” “The Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance.” In 1959, when I was 6 years old, his first work of nonfiction, “This is My God:… More ▸

  • Obama learns his lesson about Jewish toddlers

    For Passover, Benjamin Moser got an invitation to the White House. His niece, Claudia, met President Barack Obama. This is what happened: This really might be the best picture ever: my niece Claudia throwing a fit at Passover. — Benjamin Moser (@BenjaminFMoser) May 21, 2015 Friday, Obama toured Congregation Adas Israel in Washington before… More ▸