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  • When the ‘Jeopardy’ contestant is a rabbi

    June 10, 2014 | 10:47 am

    Sari Laufer isn’t allowed to say how well she did on the TV quiz show “Jeopardy” until the first episode featuring her airs Wednesday night.

    One thing the 35-year-old Reform rabbi will share, however, is that she was “really determined” to answer correctly the one Jewish question...

  • Who is—the latest Jewish trivia whiz?

    January 17, 2012 | 11:50 am

    Answer: Jason Keller. The man who won $213,900 over the course of nine episodes on Jeopardy!, the classic quiz show, now envisions traveling to Israel for competitive Scrabble.

    While many Jews who have never been to Israel anticipate their first visit to the Western Wall, Jason...

  • Rabbi loses title on ‘Jeopardy!’

    May 18, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    Rabbi Joyce Newmark failed to defend her title on the television game show “Jeopardy!”

    Newmark, a Conservative rabbi and a member of Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck, N.J., lost on a show aired Tuesday night after easily defeating two other opponents the previous night and winning $29,200.

    As is her general practice, Newmark, 63, wore a yarmulke during both tapings.

  • What is “Rabbi who won big at Jeopardy?” (Clue: Joyce Newmark)

    May 17, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Jews have a reputation for answering a question with a question. That might help explain Rabbi Joyce Newmark’s big news—she is now a “Jeopardy!” champion.

    In an episode of the television game show aired Monday, Newmark had no problem defeating two other contestants and...

  • Trivial Matters

    By Mike Levy

    January 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The answer is: This 17-year-old from Brentwood will be competing in the "Jeopardy!" Teen Tournament starting Feb. 4.

    The question: Who is Seth Disner?

    Disner, who considers himself a trivia buff, got a chance to test his skills against some of the quickest high schoolers in the...