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Academy Awards — not the greatest night for the Tribe

By  Tom Tugend

February 25, 2013 | 1:58 am

British actor Daniel Day Lewis poses with his Oscar for best actor for his role in "Lincoln" at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Feb. 24. Photo by Mike Blake/REUTERS.

Sunday evening’s Academy Awards ceremony wasn’t all that great for the Jewish and Israeli film talent present, but it could have been worse.

“Lincoln,” the early frontrunner in the... read on

  • WATCH: Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality paints disabled space around parked car, tow it

    by Marcy Oster, JTA

    February 12, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    Hila Ben Baruch was painted into a corner and came out swinging.

    Ben Baruch recently parked her car in a legal space near her central Tel Aviv apartment but returned to find the spot repainted for use by the handicapped -- and her vehicle towed.

    She threatened to sue the city... read on

  • ‘Who’s On First?’: The Sequel (w/ Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal & Jerry Seinfeld) [VIDEO]

    By JewishJournal

    December 21, 2012 | 2:17 pm

    Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld revisit Abbott & Costello's classic "Who's On First?" routine, where we finally get to meet the team's first-baseman "Who," second-baseman "What," and third-baseman "I Don't Know."

  • Honey Boo Boo backs Israel

    JTA

    December 11, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Are Israel's recent publicity problems finally over? Or did they just get worse?

    In the wake of the vote granting the Palestinians upgraded status at the United Nations, and just days after "Sesame Street" actress Sonia Manzano called Israelis “bullies,” Honey Boo Boo of TLC... read on

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  • Nate Silver and his perfect election

    JTA and JewishJournal.com

    November 9, 2012 | 10:40 am

    Nate Silver, the 34-year-old whiz who created a system in 2003 that uses statistics to accurately forecast baseball matchups, may have changed political predictions forever. In 2008, he applied his baseball model to the presidential election and accurately predicted the winner in... read on

  • Pics and quotes from Sinai Temple

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 6, 2012 | 7:31 pm

    “I have kids who got laid off from their jobs. I have a grandchild who just graduated college who’s having a tough time finding a job, and I just hope things change for the better.”

    - Muriel Perry, who cast her ballot at Sinai Temple this morning


    Dennis Kahan said he voted... read on

  • Bloomberg endorses Obama

    By Rob Eshman

    November 1, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    The man who could walk away with the Jewish vote is giving his to Barack Obama.

    In a column in today's Bloomberg News, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave his endorsement to President Barack Obama.

    Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-Independent, cited the President's policies on... read on

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