Delmore Schwartz published “In Dreams Begin Responsibilities” in the Partisan Review in 1935 at the age of 21. It’s as powerful now as it was then — maybe even more so.
First time births to much older women make up just a fraction of all births in Israel. But they are on the rise.
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz wants to bring sex education to Modern Orthodox schools.
Joseph Telushkin’s article, “Black Lives Matter and Self-Hating Jews,” published on Tablet yesterday, put forth a long-held claim that Polish-Jewish-German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg was the archetypal “self-hating Jew.” I take issue here with the characterization of Luxemburg as a self-hating Jew and dispute much of the evidence provided by Telushkin.
In Telushkin’s piece, he begins by describing Luxemburg as “one of the most famous” self-hating Jews. It is true that Luxemburg has often been labeled as such (from her opponents in the Jewish Bund in the Russian Empire onwards), but the accusation itself is utterly false. Telushkin writes:
(JTA) — Several swastikas and other anti-Semitic messages were spray-painted on equipment at a playground across the street from an Orthodox yeshiva in the heavily haredi Orthodox township of Lakewood, New Jersey. The graffiti discovered Thursday included the words “Hail Hitler,” the Asbury Park Press reported. A spokesman for the Lakewood police said the department received a report…
(JTA) — CNN cancelled “Dr. Drew On Call” eight days after the Jewish celebrity physician said he was “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health and medical treatment. “Dr. Drew and I have mutually agreed to air the final episode of his show on September 22,” said CNN Executive Vice President Ken Jautz, according to CNN Money. The changes, announced Thursday,…
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he has been the target of “gruesome” anti-Semitic tweets from supporters of Donald Trump, whose for-profit Trump University is the target of a state lawsuit alleging fraud.
Roseanne Barr Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Anti-Semitic’ — Brands Huma Abedin ‘Nazi Whore’ in Twitter Rant
(JTA) — Jewish actress/comedian Roseanne Barr repeatedly slammed Hillary Clinton on Twitter, saying Clinton “will be the absolute death of Israel.” Barr posted numerous inflammatory remarks, videos and articles about the Democratic presidential nominee this week, including one that refers to her as “Hitlery Clinton” and another that labels her “anti-Semitic Hillary.” Graphic Footage of…
Florida is once again the ultimate swing state — and a new poll of Jewish voters in the Sunshine State suggests Hillary Clinton has little to worry about.
A new survey of Florida’s Jewish voters has found that Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by a margin of 66 to 23. The poll was conducted by veteran pollster Jim Gerstein of GBA Strategies and first reported by Jewish Insider. With a Jewish population between 600,000 and 700,000, the swing state’s Jewish community is a crucial component of any winning electoral coalition.
The poll’s results are important not just for what they say about Florida, but what they suggest about the rest of the country. In the 2012 election, Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney 68-31 among Floridian Jews, according to exit polls. Thus, at just 23 points, Trump has lost over 25 percent of Romney’s Jewish vote share in the state. It is not so much that Republican voters are flocking to Clinton as that they can’t stomach voting for Trump, a very poor indicator for the GOP candidate.
Lots of us are going on end-of-summer driving excursions—some longer than others. Here are some Jewish twists on traditional travel games to keep the fam engaged and edified!
I’m Going on a Picnic
Streisand stopped by “The Tonight Show” to deliver a musical Trump takedown.
Meet the rabbi who’s on a mission to educate the Orthodox community about sexual abuse—and publicly out pedophiles while he’s at it.
One meeting convinced Josh Rolnick that if most Americans could spend just a few minutes with Hillary Clinton, she’d win both minds and hearts.
Paul Wolfowitz, a Republican adviser to former U.S. President George W. Bush, plans to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election despite his “serious reservations,” Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday.
(JTA) — Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver can stay out of prison on bail while appealing his conviction, a federal judge ruled Thursday in a decision that suggested a possible reversal of his November corruption conviction. According to federal law, a judge should allow a defendant to stay out of prison on bail during an…
The Chosen Ones is a weekly column by author and comedian Periel Aschenbrand, who interviews Jews doing fabulous things.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has once again fueled conspiracy theories about the murder of Democratic staffer Seth Rich.