Jewish Journal

  • Culture with a side of popcorn

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 11, 2012 | 11:45 am

    When the hit comedy “One Man, Two Guvnors” comes to Broadway this spring, I’ll be able to say I saw the London production. I also saw the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Don Giovanni” with the Polish tenor Mariusz Kwiecien. As for bragging rights, it’s hard to...

  • Virginia Tech’s Greenberg tapped to coach Maccabiah basketball team


    April 10, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg was named the head coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Games men’s basketball team.

    Greenberg, 45, will be assembling a squad for the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2013.

    “This volunteer position is important to me because any time you can...

  • Elan Steinberg described as ‘great activist’ and ‘irreplaceable loss to world Jewry’

    by Alan D. Abbey, JTA

    April 10, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Tributes and statements of profound respect and admiration are pouring in for Elan Steinberg, former executive director of the World Jewish Congress, who died April 6 of complications from lymphatic cancer. He was 59.

    “Elan’s premature death will leave a huge void in the Jewish...

  • Elan Steinberg—unyielding in defense of the Jewish people

    by Pinchas Shapiro, JTA

    April 10, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Elan Steinberg’s untimely death on Passover eve last week after a brief struggle with a terrible illness precipitated a degree of introspection and considerable reflection about the man, his work and the legacy he leaves for the Jewish people. Elan Steinberg would describe himself...

  • Mike Wallace on being a Jew

    April 10, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Wallace, who died on April 7 at 93, was senior correspondent for “60 Minutes” and a reporter for CBS News for 40 years. The following excerpt written by Wallace is from “I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl.”

    Occasionally down the years...

  • Congressmen threaten PA aid over Helen Thomas award


    April 10, 2012 | 10:50 am

    In a letter to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, two congressmen said a medal awarded to veteran journalist Helen Thomas could hurt U.S. assistance to the PA.

    Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), the chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the...

  • Painting lives: Artist helps clients mark pivot points, from bar mitzvah dreams to a dying wish

    by Lisa Keys, JTA

    April 9, 2012 | 10:25 am

    Lori Loebelsohn enters other people’s lives at pivotal moments: a marriage, a milestone birthday, a bar mitzvah. Armed with a pen and a notebook, she discusses intimate details about the inner lives of those she has just met: their passions, their most significant memories, their...

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