Jewish Journal

Madonna’s son becomes a man

6 Degrees (No Bacon) Staff

July 16, 2013 | 1:34 pm

Madonna performs during the Super Bowl XLVI halftime show on Feb. 5, 2012. Photo by REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Madonna reunited with her ex-husband and director Guy Ritchie to celebrate their son Rocco’s bar mitzvah on Saturday. The... read full article

  • Aly Raisman, Amar’e Stoudemire to participate in upcoming Maccabiah Games

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    July 15, 2013 | 3:09 pm

    The 19th Maccabiah Games begin this week. Of the 8,000 athletes from around the world descending on Israel for what some call the “Jewish Olympics,”...

  • Knicks’ Stoudemire becomes part owner of Jerusalem basketball team


    July 15, 2013 | 9:52 am

    New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire has purchased a stake in the Israeli basketball team Hapoel Jerusalem.

    Stoudemire said Friday on his Twitter...

  • Texas two-step: Israeli hoopsters Mekel and Casspi

    by Marc Brodsky, JTA

    July 10, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    Jewish basketball fans will have their eyes on Texas when the NBA starts its new season this fall as Israelis Omri Casspi and Gal Mekel are signing on...

  • Plums

    by David Gershator

    July 10, 2013 | 11:11 am

    Blue plums of Safad
    in the moonlight
    glowing as plump and round
    as the sacred sefirot

    moonlit plums hanging
    just out of reach
    behind a stone wall...

  • How an L.A. man named Macabi helped bring 21 new countries to Maccabiah Games

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    July 10, 2013 | 10:18 am

    The first arrows Roxana and Rafael Gonzalez launch at the upcoming 19th Maccabiah Games will take flight from their fingertips, but also from Jeffrey...

  • Oz Pearlman can read your mind, but is he the next great Jewish magician?

    by Nathan Schiller, Tablet

    July 9, 2013 | 10:53 am

    The magician and mentalist Oz Pearlman has been running since high school, but back then he was his cross-country team’s worst asset. Years later, not long after he quit Merrill Lynch, he ran the Philadelphia Marathon, intent on qualifying for Boston. But he’d been clueless about training strategies and race tactics, and he exhausted his legs by mile 21. Nonetheless, he was hooked.

    Read more at Tablet.

  • Ellen Grossman reviews new Jay-Z album

    by Jillian Scheinfeld, JTA

    July 8, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    After befriending rapper Jay-Z on the R train to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Ellen Grossman is now reviewing his latest album, “Magna Carta Holy Grail,”...

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