Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • After Pew, what to do about the assimilating, intermarrying, disappearing American Jew?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 2, 2013 | 9:35 am

    In the 36 hours since the Pew Research Center released findings from its multimillion-dollar survey of American Jews – among them, that American Jews are intermarrying at ever higher rates, that one in five has “no religion,” and that Jews seem to think a good sense of humor is as... read on

  • Pink pine nuts for Rosh Hashanah

    by Emily Kane

    September 12, 2013 | 9:58 pm

    When the Jewish High Holidays approach, I always look around for inspiration. Three years ago, I found some in a magazine article that feels particularly present this high holiday season.
    In an August 2010 issue, The New Yorker ran an article by Dana Goodyear entitled the “... read on
  • Ron Hirsch, Santa Monica synagogue bomber, dies in custody

    By Ryan Torok

    September 11, 2013 | 6:18 pm

    Ron Hirsch, a homeless man who was accused of setting off a bomb outside Chabad in Santa Monica, died on Aug. 24 while in federal custody. The cause of death was ischemic heart disease, various media reported.

    Federal prosecutors have filed an order to dismiss the indictment of... read on

  • Group calls on ‘all Muslim hackers’ to attack Israel, US on anniversary of 9/11

    by Lauren Izso, JPost

    September 3, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Hackers plan reprisal of Holocaust Memorial Day cyber attacks.
    An English-language video posted to YouTube on Monday calls on Muslim hackers around the world to participate in a movement to bring down American and Israeli websites on September 11, marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City.

    "Hi, Israel do you remember us?" the modified voice-over in the video asks, referring to previous hacking operations, as a kaffiya-clad Joker laughs at the audience.  

    Read more on JPost.com.

  • Tall Jew will rap for you

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    August 27, 2013 | 10:07 am

    Walking through Union Square last night, I came across this guy with a sign I couldn’t resist: 6’7″ Jew will rap for you.

    OK, I thought, rap for me.

    I forked over five bucks — what most people “donate” I was told — and, improv theater style, called out some prompts. And right... read on

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