Jewish Journal

  • Matisyahu says new album in the works

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2014 | 1:40 pm

    Good news Matisyahu fans. The hip-hop/reggae/beat-boxing artist released the following message today: 

    Happy Solar New Year to my friends and fans across the world.

    I am writing this from my phone in my hotel room in Miami before a performance. Looking at the white... read on

  • Real-life Kramer slaps comedian with lawsuit

    By Ryan Torok

    January 2, 2014 | 11:00 am

    Kenny Kramer, whom "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David modeled “Seinfeld” character "Cosmo" Kramer after, has slapped writer-actor Fred Stoller with a lawsuit in connection to Stoller’s depiction of him as a gay bashing professional in his recently published memoir.

    “The real-life... read on

  • An open to letter to Israel about New Years Eve

    By Ryan Torok

    December 31, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Dear Israel,

    It has come to my attention that you have ambivalent and, even, hostile feelings toward celebrating New Years Eve. Apparently, the Jewish calendar is more important to you than the secular calendar and so Rosh Hashanah means more to you than NYE.

    That Rosh Hashanah... read on

  • Seinfeld web-only series to return for third season

    By Ryan Torok

    December 30, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    Today saw the release of the trailer of Jerry Seinfeld's web-only series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" which will return for a third season on Jan. 2 and feature comedians Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Louis C.K., Jay Leno, Patton Oswald and Todd Barry.

    Which is great news for... read on

  • Congressman pledges to end delay to U.S. gift for Auschwitz-Birkenau preservation

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 26, 2013 | 8:09 pm

    Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp where 1.1 million Jews and other victims were murdered, was not built to last forever. But that’s exactly what the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is charged with doing, and it is collecting $160 million from a group of 28 countries to make... read on

  • With diamonds in the seams of their coats

    by Revital Belz

    December 24, 2013 | 11:29 am

    I am not particularly into jewelry, and I don’t have very much. However the little jewelry that I do have has lots of significance. On my wedding day I wore a beautiful diamond necklace which was given to me by my maternal grandmother. As she put it on me, we both cried, knowing... read on

  • Watch “Israel Apartheid”: Why word choice matters

    By Julie Bien

    December 18, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    With the American Studies Association's resolution this week to boycott of Israeli academies aligned with the BDS movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) movement, the debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has reignited on campus colleges and beyond.The... read on

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