Jewish Culture

13 Colleges That Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck

College is expensive — but it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.<p>Members of the class of 2016 graduated with almost $40,000 in student loan …

College & University

Ilhan Omar, who once called Israel an ‘Apartheid regime,’ wins congressional primary in Minnesota

Ilhan Omar, candidate for U.S. Congress, speaking at a Hillary for Minnesota event at the University of Minnesota, October 2016. (Lorie Shaull/Flickr)<p>…

Israel

Israel denies US author's account of interrogation

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's domestic security agency denies threatening a prominent American author and questioning him about his politics during a recent visit.<p>The Shin Bet issued a statement Wednesday confirming its agents briefly detained and questioned Iranian-born Reza Aslan at a border …

Israel

Secret Shul-Goer No 26: Shul on a ship

The Secret Shul Goer is on holiday. I’m currently sailing across the Mediterranean on board a very splendid cruise ship. But the shul-goer never …

Jewish Culture

The 30 Safest Colleges For Jews

With anti-Semitism on the rise, safety is on the top of many Jewish parents’ and prospective college students’ minds. While we factored anti-Semitism …

College & University

Why Jewish giving to Israel is losing ground

American Jews donate at high levels to charity. One way they support causes in the U.S., Israel and other places is collective, often through large …

Israel

Lullabies and Blood Libels

A riddle for the ages: If no Jews are involved in the commission of a criminal act, can it still be called a Jewish crime? Here’s one better: what if …

Israel

Ben Stiller helps Gary Shteyngart sell his latest novel. Buyer beware.

(JTA) — Gary Shteyngart is nearly as successful in gathering A-list friends as he is in writing critically acclaimed novels. To promote his 2014 …

Hedge Funds

Advice for a Palestinian ‘Icon’

Ahed Tamimi, 17, and her peers shouldn’t be content as the next generation of cannon fodder.<p>Israel released 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi last month after she spent eight months in prison for assaulting an Israeli soldier. She immediately met with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, …

Israel

In older times an actor was praised for their range, now they must match their character to the letter

Over the past few days, two social media pile-ins on unsuspecting actors have shown what quite a ridiculous age we’re living in.<p>First actress Ruby Rose was set upon after being cast in a new TV adapation of Batwoman. Her crime? Neither being Jewish-American nor a “conventional” lesbian, as her …

Non-binary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Action Figures Will Ship This Fall

(JTA) — Fans of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can already buy a plethora of items with her face on it, including T-shirts, mugs and …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Australian Jewish leader condemns senator's speech calling for 'final solution'

Jewish leaders in Australia have condemned a senator for invoking the phrase “final solution” in a speech calling for immigration curbs in the …

Australia

They Warned Her Not to Write About Anti-Semitism

I was preparing to teach the 1947 novel, <i>Gentleman’s Agreement</i>, to my students at the University of Florida, where I hold a chair in American Jewish …

University of Florida

‘Odd Mom Out’ star Jill Kargman tells how her son was victimized by anti-Semitism at school

Jill Kargman at Lincoln Center in New York City, April 25, 2018. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Brooks Brothers)<p>(JTA) — Even celebrities and …

New York City

The 32 Best Colleges For Orthodox Jews

As an Orthodox Jew who is a fairly recent college graduate (and proud alumna of NYU), I know firsthand the challenges of being an observant Jew on a …

College & University

Birthright As Roots Journey

‘Excuse me, are you Jewish?”<p>It was my first week at Rutgers University. I was on crutches, having broken a leg a few weeks earlier, making it …

Israel

This Jewish Dad Won't Let His Murdered Daughter Be Forgotten

When his 14-year-old daughter, Jamie, was murdered at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, Fred Guttenberg’s life changed forever.<p>Jamie …

Guns

Ambassador condemns Jeremy Corbyn's support for pair convicted over bombing of Jewish targets in UK

Jeremy Corbyn's support for two people who were jailed for their part in the bombing of Israel's embassy in London was “clear and blatant support of …

Extremism

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Caleb Field in Skokie, Ill., was dedicated Aug, 13, 2018 in memory of Caleb Maeir, a Jewish teen who died from cancer in 2017. (Jacob Miller)<p>SKOKIE, …

Orthodox Judaism

Trump Confidant Puts Up – Then Deletes – Swastika Post on Instagram

Roger Stone, who has been a long time confidant to President Trump and was once an adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign, deleted an August 13 …

Donald Trump

Did Peter Strzok Deserve to Be Fired?

Peter Strzok was fired from the FBI over text messages in which he disparaged President Trump. Strzok was removed from the Russia investigation last …

Israel

Jewish Democratic Group Slams MI Candidate’s Vow To Cut Israeli Military Aid

(JTA) — The Jewish Democratic Council of America issued a statement panning Rashida Tlaib on Tuesday after Michigan’s likely next congresswoman told …

Israel

Edgware rabbi quits to return to Israel

Edgware Masorti’s Rabbi Mijael Even David and his wife Raya, its youth education director, are returning to Israel after four years.<p>The Even Davids …

Israel

Ronald Lauder helped make Benjamin Netanyahu prime minister. Now he’s publicly opposing him.

Ronald Lauder speaking next to a lit menorah at a memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Poland, April 19, 2018. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)<p>(JTA) — …

Israel

Has The Jewish-Created American Hot Dog Finally Assimilated?

The story of the New York hot dog is the story of the Jews, and the story of the American hot dog fits squarely in the purview of one Nathan …

Hot Dogs

Jewish Mom Jenna Jameson Opens Up About Struggle to Lose Baby Weight

Ex-adult film star Jenna Jameson has never been shy about, um, exposing herself on the Internet — whether it’s her nude body, her struggle with …

Weight Loss

Don’t Fall For Sebastian Gorka’s Fake Fox News Business Cards

Former White House official Sebastian Gorka is giving out phony Fox News business cards, Mediaite reported Monday.<p>Gorka, the controversial ex-aide to …

Donald Trump

The Secret Jewish History Of Aretha Franklin

To understand the close ties between the singer Aretha Franklin and Jewish musicians, writers, and performers, one need not have seen the 1982 TV …

Aretha Franklin

Oreos Are Cookie Monster, Hydrox Claims In Suit

This food fight is anything but a slam dunk.<p>Oreos, of course, are those two delicious chocolate cookies sandwiched around a creme filling, and while …

Oreos

Israeli attorney general to investigate security services’ interrogations of liberal activists

Peter Beinart attending the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, June 21 2012. (Flash90)<p>JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Attorney General’s Office in …

Israel