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Rising star Aly Raisman

by Uri Fintzy, JTA

July 31, 2012 | 4:37 pm

Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. during the London Olympics on July 29. Photo by REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Among the more popular U.S. Olympians is Aly Raisman, an 18-year-old Jewish gymnast from the Boston area whose star has been rising in London for a few reasons. First it was her song choice... read on

  • All eyes on Bob Costas

    JTA

    July 27, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Whether he actually goes through with his on-air moment of silence to honor the Munich 11 during tonight’s Olympics opening ceremonies, NBC broadcaster Bob Costas probably elevated the campaign to memorialize Israel’s slain athletes from the 1972 Games more than anyone else—even... read on

  • “Dark Knight” shooter reportedly was camp counselor for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2008

    By Ryan Torok

    July 21, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    The suspect behind a deadly shooting in Colorado that killed 12 and injured 58 more during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” on Friday, July 20   reportedly served as a counselor at a camp run by Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Los Angeles.

    NBC 7 San Diego KNSD... read on

  • L.A.-area teens ordered to complete community service for syrup swastika incident

    By Ryan Torok

    July 20, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    On July 20, three Los Angeles-area teenagers were found guilty in an alternative juvenile court of vandalizing two homes in the San Fernando Valley with syrup swastikas, human feces and toilet paper. The girls — named only as Catharine W., Sarah M. and McKennah L. — have been... read on

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  • The Woody Allen Israel Project: The Plot Thickens

    By Rob Eshman

    July 17, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    A man falls for a woman.  All he wants is to get her attention. His friends even try to get her to notice him.  The woman is a little flattered, a little perturbed—who IS this guy? And why do his friends CARE so much?  And then,  one day, she…

    That’s kind of where we are with the... read on

  • Woody Allen Film in Israel: “Certainly a Possibility”

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 13, 2012 | 12:41 pm

    Woody Allen is open to the idea of filming a future movie in Israel.

    That’s the official response from a spokesperson for Woody Allen’s publicists, who responded to an inquiry from The Jewish Journal.

    “While it is certainly a possibility at some point,” wrote Ashton Fontana of... read on

  • Woody Allen talks about Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    July 11, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    The Woody Allen Israel Project has created a mini-media frenzy.  My column calling for funding to have the filmmaker shoot a film in Israel—accompanied by a crowd funding campaign on jewcer.com—went viral.  The LA Times Patrick Goldstein weighed in with a particularly insightful post... read on

  • Rise of the Jewish Justin Biebers [VIDEO]

    by JTA

    July 10, 2012 | 3:48 pm

    This has been the week of the Jewish Justin Biebers.

    At first it was Edon Pinchot, the 14-year-old, yarmulke-wearing Chicagoan on “America’s Got Talent” whose impressive vocal abilities earned him a spot in the reality show’s semifinals (not THAT impressive when it turns out that 48... read on

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