Jewish Journal

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

Cuban softball player Alberto Tacher, left, and coach Roberto Saria Popowsky, both living in Israel, welcome archery siblings and fellow Cuba natives Rafael, second from right, and Roxana Gonzalez upon their arrival at Ben Gurion Airport to participate in the Maccabiah Games, July 3, 2013. (Facebook)

The first arrows Roxana and Rafael Gonzalez launch at the upcoming 19th Maccabiah Games will take flight from their fingertips,... read full article

  • 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,”...

  • Casspi to sign with Houston Rockets, join Dwight Howard


    July 8, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born player to join the NBA, reportedly has agreed to a two-year, $2 million contract with the Houston Rockets.


  • Jews and dogs, unleashed

    by Jonathan Kirsch

    July 8, 2013 | 9:50 am

    “The Elephant and the Jewish Problem” is the punchline to a hoary old Jewish joke, the point of which is that there is a Jewish perspective on every...

  • Samsung buys Israeli Web TV startup Boxee


    July 3, 2013 | 8:54 am

    Samsung acquired the Israeli streaming media startup Boxee for $30 million.

    The Israeli high-tech website TheMarker reported the acquisition by the...

  • Leonard Cohen won’t perform on High Holidays

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    July 2, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    If you were surprised by just how early the high holidays are this year, you’re in good company.

    Iconic Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has just...

  • Hans Richter’s future is now!

    by Tom Teicholz

    July 2, 2013 | 11:49 am

    The exhibition “Hans Richter: Encounters” at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is a curator’s dream:  retrospective of a somewhat obscure,...

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