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Kim Kardashian’s favorite kibbutz

by Jana Banin, JTA

June 5, 2013 | 10:18 am

Singer Kanye West and reality television actress Kim Kardashian at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit in New York on May 6. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Reality star Kim Kardashian has done her part for a kibbutz in Israel. Take a deep breath–she has not actually performed any manual labor, or even visited the place (do they make high... read on

  • Three adorable puppies rescued in the Negev

    by Uri Fintzy, JTA

    June 4, 2013 | 9:32 am

    Meet Wendy, Winnie and Willie.

    Done awwing? good.

    These three sweet puppies were found deserted near the Israeli town of Netivot in the Negev Desert. The person who found them called Jay and his fiance Roni, a couple who volunteer for animal welfare and occasionally take... read on

  • Does this tea kettle resemble Hitler?

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    May 28, 2013 | 10:28 am

    "Hitler" tea kettle

    Some folks in the Twitterverse seem to think so. If only there was an expert in figuring these things out …

  • Alison Brie on her very Jewish mother

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    May 14, 2013 | 9:59 am

    This week on his podcast, Jewish comedian Marc Maron chats with Alison Brie, who opens up about lots of stuff, including what it was like splitting her time between her divorced interfaith parents as a kid.

    On weekends with her dad she’d go to Sunday school at his Christian-Hindu... read on

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  • Beastie Boys writing memoir

    JTA Staff

    April 30, 2013 | 10:58 am

    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 careers.

    According to The New York Times, the Jewish rappers plan on being as out of the box in... 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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