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ISIS beheads U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who was Jewish


September 2, 2014 | 10:26 am

U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. Photo by The Daily Caller/Handout via Reuters

The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air... read full article

  • Artists without borders. Or facts.

    by Noa Tishby

    August 2, 2014 | 2:46 pm

    I am an Israeli, I am an American, and I am an artist. As such, the following topic is especially irritating to me. As the war in Gaza breaks yet again, we have seen an influx of artists and celebrities chipping in with their personal two cents. It can come in the shape  of Javier...

  • The ‘Who is a Jewish Olympian question’: The case of Charlie White

    by Daniel Treiman, JTA

    February 19, 2014 | 11:23 am

    Earlier this week, JTA and other Jewish news outlets  ran reports on American ice dancers Charlie White and Meryl Davis winning Olympic gold. All these outlets reported — based on previously published articles — that White was Jewish.

    It appears we were all misinformed.


  • Online kosher, extra rabbis for visiting Jews in Sochi

    by Mark Trevelyan, Reuters

    February 18, 2014 | 11:31 am

    Sochi's lone rabbi has drawn on reinforcements from the United States and shipped in 7,000 kosher meals to help cater for Jewish visitors to the Winter Olympics in Russia, a country where Judaism is reviving after decades of repression.

    Speaking virtually no Russian at the time,...

  • U.S. ice dancers Davis and White earn historic Olympic gold


    February 18, 2014 | 10:32 am

    The team of Meryl Davis and Charlie White won the first Olympics ice dancing gold medal ever for the United States.

    Davis and White, who is Jewish [correction: The ‘Who is a Jewish Olympian question’: The case of Charlie White], finished Monday with a score of 195.52 in Sochi,...

  • Israeli skaters perform better than expected

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    February 13, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    Israeli Olympic figure skaters won’t be bringing home any medals from Sochi this winter, but Israelis are still shepping naches from their performances.

    Israeli skaters Evgeni Krasnopolski and Andrea Davidovich finished Wednesday’s pairs competition in 15th place. They were not...

  • Israeli speed skater falls shy of semis in 1,500 meters


    February 10, 2014 | 2:17 pm

    Israeli short track speed skater Vladislav Bykanov failed to qualify for the 1,500-meter semifinals in the Winter Olympics by less than a second.

    Bykanov finished fourth on Monday in the second heat in 2:21.163 — 0.8 away from advancing — at the games in Sochi, Russia. He will compete in the 1,000-meter race on Thursday and the 500-meter race on Feb. 18.

    An immigrant to Israel from Ukraine, Bykanov, 24, carried the Israeli flag when the delegation marched in to the Fisht Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony.

  • Julia Lipnitskaia and Schindler’s free skate

    by Talia Lavin, JTA

    February 10, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Julia Lipnitskaia, a 15-year-old Russian skating prodigy, took home the Olympic gold with a routine set to John Williams’ “Theme from Schindler’s List.”

    Lipnitskaia skated in a red costume meant to evoke the iconic “girl in the red coat,” who briefly appears in the movie...

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