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Beastie Boys writing memoir

JTA Staff

April 30, 2013 | 10:58 am

The Beastie Boys in 2006. Photo by Masao Nakagami

Michael Diamond (Mike D.) and Adam Horovitz (Ad-Rock), the two surviving Beastie Boys, have signed a deal with Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, to write a book about their... read on

  • Norway’s Last 819 Jews Are NOT Leaving the Country

    By JewishJournal.com

    April 25, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    There's an email going around with the headline, "Norway's last 819 jews are now leaving the country."

    Bottom line: it's false.

    The Jewish Journal has received multiple copies in the past month, with urgent requests to act.  In fact, the rumor has been circulating for over a... read on

  • Murder-suicide by despondent senior reported in Sherman Oaks

    By Tom Tugend

    April 25, 2013 | 11:57 am

    Burton Levin, an 88-year old Sherman Oaks resident, apparently shot himself Tuesday morning, shortly after phoning relatives to tell them that he had just given a lethal dose of medication to his 85-year old wife Lenore.

    The report from www.shermanoaks.patch.com cited an assessment by Los Angeles police detectives that the couple’s deaths were motivated by despondency over their declining health.

    Police examining the Levin home in the 3500 block of Weslin Ave. found a firearm and medication. No other details are available at this time.

  • It’s official: Kate Upton isn’t going to Jake Davidson’s prom

    By Ryan Torok

    April 24, 2013 | 3:15 pm

    So, 17-year-old Milken Community High School senior Jake Davidson won’t be putting a corsage on Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton’s wrist, after all.

    On April 24, Davidson told the Journal that the American model and actress has turned down the invitation to his high... read on

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  • Neil Diamond’s ‘Sweet’ gesture to Boston [VIDEO]

    JTA Staff

    April 23, 2013 | 2:18 pm

    After a horrible week in their city, one Bostonians surely want to forget, singer Neil Diamond brought them a memorable moment.

    Diamond came to Fenway Park on Saturday, when the Red Sox played their first home game following the Boston Marathon bombing five days earlier. It was... read on

  • Did Tamerlan Tsarnaev kill his Jewish friends?

    Jewish Journal

    April 23, 2013 | 1:45 am

    Did Tamarlan Tsarnaev kill three of his Jewish friends?

    The Boston Globe is reporting that the former friends of the man assumed responsible for the Boston marathon bombings now wonder if Tamarlan Tsarnaev, who died after the bombings in a shootout with police,  was the... read on

  • Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank furor

    JTA Staff

    April 16, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    Justin Bieber, no stranger to controversy, stirred another one with his visit to the Anne Frank House.

    Bieber, visiting the Netherlands over the weekend for a concert in Arnhem, visited the landmark on Friday night for two hours. Afterward he wrote in the guestbook, “Truly... read on

  • Developing: Jewish Family Service denies Australian news report of ‘harboring’ pedophile

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 12, 2013 | 9:03 pm

    Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has rejected accusations that the organization or any member of its staff attempted to shield a known pedophile from law enforcement.

    Responding to reports that first appeared on April 10 in the Sydney Morning Herald, a respected... read on

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