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  • Uri Herscher’s center of gratitude

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 19, 2013 | 6:53 pm

    One day in early March 1954, Uri Herscher, just 12 at the time, ran away from his parents. His father, Joseph, a cabinetmaker, and mother, Lucy, a laundress, were having trouble making ends meet living in Israel. Together with Uri and his younger brother, Eli, they were meant to... read on

  • Lena Dunham announces ‘Girls’ premiere on Instagram

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    October 17, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Good news “Girls” fans! The show’s return date has been announced, and it’s January 12.

    “Girls” creator/star/promoter/mascot Lena Dunham virtually spread the word about season three yesterday, via an adorable Instagram selfie.

    So mark your calenders. Or scrawl on a mirror with lipstick.  Or you could tattoo it somewhere on your body. Whatever — the point is, save the date.

  • Regarding the Greenberg Tea Party Cartoon

    by Jewish Journal

    October 14, 2013 | 12:20 pm


    Steve Greenberg is a political cartoonist. This week, he chose to lampoon the Tea Party with an editorial entitled "Tea-Hadist," and we, The Jewish Journal, chose to print it.

    The purpose of political cartoons is to comment on both deep and topical political and social issues... read on

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  • Rabbis sing Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Sound of Silence’

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    October 14, 2013 | 11:20 am

    Brothers Aryeh and Gil Gat sing "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel on "Rising Star."

  • Bipartisan Group in Congress asks Treasury Dept. to recall workers overseeing Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 11, 2013 | 8:48 pm

    For the first time since most of the federal government shut down on Oct. 1, there appeared to be some hope on Capitol Hill on Friday that Congressional Republicans and President Obama could come to a compromise that will allow the federal government to be reopened, possibly in the... read on

  • Jewish scientists score Nobel Prizes

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 9, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    Six of the eight Nobel Prize winners in the sciences, announced this week, are Jewish scientists, continuing and enlarging their remarkable record in earning the world’s most prestigious prize. 

    Three of the six are Israeli citizens or have close ties with Israeli... read on

  • Pardon my ovaries for causing the shutdown

    By Julie Bien

    October 2, 2013 | 3:28 pm

    I am having a hard time keeping my jaw from hitting the ground—or my head from banging onto my desk, for that matter. Our government just came to a grinding halt over whether or not I have the right to the affordable care-and-keeping of my reproductive organs.

    Let me rephrase:... read on

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