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Top 10 moments of Obama’s Jerusalem speech

By Rob Eshman

March 21, 2013 | 11:17 am

Photo by Baz Ratner/REUTERS.

Soaring rhetoric mixed with hard truths and tough love in President Barack Obama's major address today to thousands of young Israelis in Jerusalem.  Below, for the time-challenged,  we've... read on

  • Newsweek Top Rabbi’s List — Feh

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2013 | 9:51 am

    If Daily Beast/Newsweek launched a Top Jewish Editors List, my friend Ami Eden would surely be way up there.   But the editor-in-chief of JTA is just a bit off in his comments on the annual Top Rabbis List that Daily Beast puts out.

    In his blog post today on that list, he refers ... read on

  • In YouTube video, Milken H.S. senior asks swimsuit model Kate Upton to prom [VIDEO] [UPDATED]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    “I’m Jewish, 5’9” on a really good day, and I can’t dance. At all,” Milken Community High School senior Jake Davidson said, in a video where he asked Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton to join him at his prom in May.

    Upton tweeted with a maybe, saying she’d check her... read on

  • Pope Francis reaches out to Italy’s chief rabbi

    By Rob Eshman

    March 14, 2013 | 11:44 am

    If the Jewish world was waiting for a sign from Pope Francis regarding his relations with its community, it didn't take long.

    In his first day as Pope today, Francis I wrote to the Chief Rabbi of the Rome Jewish Community, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, inviting him to his Inauguration... read on

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  • Joan Rivers helps Israeli gay couple

    JTA

    March 12, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    Yuval and Liran, a gay Israeli couple, want to have a child -- and they are using any help they can get, even from Hollywood. Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne have joined a campaign to help the couple by posting photos of themselves holding a sign in Hebrew showing their support.

    A... read on

  • LeBron’s Yom Kippur wedding

    JTA

    March 12, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    LeBron James sent out his save the dates for his wedding, the weekend of Sept. 13 -- exciting stuff for the Miami Heat superstar's friends. Except the Jewish ones, that is -- the date happens to be Yom Kippur.

    TMZ obtained a copy of the invitation and notes that James has plenty of Jewish friends, inlcuding “Rabbi to the Business Stars” Yishayahu Yosef Pinto.

    No word on whether James will push off his marriage to fiance Savannah Brinson to save the Jews. Maybe he's thinking he can save money on the food.

  • Developing: LAPD pursuit of burglary suspects led to brief lockdown at Milken School

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 5, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Los Angeles Police Department officers pursuing burglary suspects in the Sepulveda Pass on March 5 led the Milken Community High School to briefly lock down its campus on Tuesday afternoon.

    The three burglary suspects, who were reportedly spotted by a neighbor in Woodland Hills... read on

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