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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸