It was just about a year ago when Chicago sports fans could kvell about having a Jewish third baseman (Kevin Youkilis) and a Jewish offensive lineman (Gabe Carimi). But in the end Youkilis spent less than a season with the White Sox before heading this past winter to the Yankees. And now… the Chicago Bears… More ▸
Memorial Day is this Monday, so we thought the right thing to do would be to pay tribute to five American Jewish soldiers from the big screen:
1. Noah Ackerman (“The Young Lions”)
Played by Montgomery Clift in the 1958 film, Noah Ackerman was a young Jew from the Bronx forced to deal with anti-Semitism coming from the enemy — but also in his own ranks. In a very emotional ending scene, Ackerman was forced to confront the horrors of the Holocaust as his company liberates a Nazi death camp. Added bonus: The movie also features Marlon Brando and Dean Martin.
Find out who the rest are after the jump. More ▸
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ death Wednesday night triggered a wave oc condolence messages and tweets. We’ve collected some of the big ones written by Jewish celebrities and Jobs’ technology peers. “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”… More ▸
It’s been less than 24 hours since a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the East Coast, and we can already say that this is by far the most social earthquake in history. Talking about the earthquake stopped being trendy around Tuesday evening, still… we decided to highlight some of the tweets by the Jewish celebrities: “Ok…. More ▸