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  • New York Times’ new editor: Jill Abramson, world’s most powerful Jewish woman?

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 2, 2011 | 11:40 am

    This morning the New York Times announced that Jill Abramson will take over as the newspaper’s new editor from Bill Keller, who will become a writer for the paper. This makes Abramson the first woman to lead the paper in its history. We have it from reliable sources that Jill...

  • Deadly twister cripples Joplin, Mo.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 23, 2011 | 1:07 pm

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    Two thousand eleven is starting to look a lot like 2005 on the natural-disaster front. First the Japanese earthquake and tsunami; then tornadoes in the South that killed nearly 300; and last night, Missouri was...

  • Abbas lays out reasons of Palestinian state in N.Y. Times Op-Ed

    May 17, 2011 | 11:06 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on the world’s nations to recognize a state of Palestine in the United Nations, saying it will promote negotiations with Israel.

    In an Op-Ed published Tuesday in The New York Times, Abbas laid out a detailed explanation of why the...

  • Two alleged terrorists arrested in New York

    May 12, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Two men who allegedly intended to mount a terrorist attack in New York City, likely on a synagogue, were arrested.

    The men were arrested late Wednesday after a sting operation, The New York Times reported. The newspaper cited a person briefed on the matter as saying that the men had...

  • Anorexia and the new values of courtship

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    April 22, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    The New York Times article last week about the explosion of anorexia and eating disorders in the orthodox community highlights a tragedy that has long been buried. About four years ago I published a column about an eighteen-year-old girl my daughter knew at seminary in Jerusalem who...

  • Rice: Goldstone report should simply ‘disappear’

    April 7, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, says the Goldstone report is probably beyond fixing and should simply disappear.

    Rice, speaking to a hearing Thursday of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, was reacting to congressional calls on Richard...

  • NY Times: We turned down a different version of Goldstone retraction

    April 5, 2011 | 10:51 am

    The New York Times has denied rumors that it refused to print an opinion piece authored by jurist Richard Goldstone in which he retracted some of the statements made in his UN Human Rights Council report on the war between Israel and Gaza in 2008-2009, political columnist Ben Smith...

  • Prominent Israelis to unveil peace initiative

    April 5, 2011 | 10:34 am

    A group of leading Israelis, including former heads of the country’s secret services and the military, will put forth a peace initiative, The New York Times reported.

    The authors of the two-page Israeli Peace Initiative hope the document, which they are calling a direct response to...

  • N.Y. Times apologizes for pro-Palestinian writer

    February 9, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    The New York Times apologized for allowing a writer who has attended pro-Palestinian rallies to co-author a story claiming that Jewish criticism of Israel has grown in the San Francisco region.

    The Feb. 3 article, headlined “A Jewish Group Makes Waves, Locally and Abroad,” covered...

  • Obama urges Mubarak not to run again

    February 1, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    President Obama reportedly urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak not to run for office again.

    The New York Times, the Al Arabiya news network and other media quoted U.S. officials on Tuesday as saying that Obama relayed the message through Frank Wisner, a former U.S. diplomat.

  • Roger Cohen’s Dialogue with the Iran Jewish Community

    By Tom Tugend

    March 16, 2009 | 4:49 pm

    For video footage of the dialogue, click here.

    There was no clean knockout when New York Times columnist Roger Cohen faced off against some 400 members of the local Iranian Jewish and Bahai communities last week, but spectators were treated to some vigorous rhetorical sparring and...

  • LIVE VIDEO TONIGHT: A Dialogue with Roger Cohen and the Iranian Jewish Community

    By Jay Firestone

    March 12, 2009 | 4:36 pm

    [UPDATE] This is a replay of LIVE broadcast from Thursday, March 12, 2009. 

    JewishJournal.com presents a LIVE broadcast of a dialogue with Roger Cohen (New York Times) and the Los Angeles Iranian Jewish Community, moderated by Rabbi David Wolpe and hosted by Sinai Temple in Los...

  • Leonard Cohen Back on the Road, Still Looking for God

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 4, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    Nothing like having your business manager abscond with all your assets while you’re meditating on a mountaintop. Such was the unfortunate fate of singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen,  according to an article in The New York Times. Cohen spent five years at a Los Angeles Zen Buddhist...

  • Roger Cohen still lying about Iran’s current regime

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 3, 2009 | 2:53 am

    Why the New York Times editors continue to publish the ridiculous lies and rants of their opinion columnist Roger Cohen is beyond my comprehension. Last weekend his shameful opinion article tried paint a rosey picture of the lives of some 20,000 Jews who still live in Iran. Cohen...

  • NY Times columnist Roger Cohen is wrong about Iran’s Jews!

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 26, 2009 | 1:22 am

    During this past weekend I was disturbed to come across a shameful opinion article written by New York Times columnist Roger Cohen who was regurgitating the usual lies Jews living in Iran are forced to give Western journalists who visit them because of the Jews fear of what will...

  • All the news that’s fit to neuter

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 3, 2008 | 6:03 pm

    When the obituary for American journalism is eventually written, a milestone in the journey to its death rattle will surely be the column that The New York Times' ombudsman, Clark Hoyt, wrote on Sunday.

    Hoyt's job is to hold the feet of The Times to the flames of journalism's...

  • Tattoos, Jews and swine shots too

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 9:27 pm

    Yesterday the paper of record was claiming tattoos really are kosher for Jews, today The New York Times questions whether pig collagen injections—“swine shots”—are too. Must be a slow, strange week, even for the style section.

  • Letters, we get letters!  And email!

    July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Converts' Hardships

    I was impressed and saddened by Laura Birnbaum's essay in your July 7 issue regarding the converts to Judaism whom she has met ("Converts' Hardships Expose Truth".)

    She describes the scorn, hostility and rejection they felt they had received from the...

  • Brain-Busting Doc, Eight Letters

    By Morris Newman

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The cult status of The New York Times Crossword puzzle is the subject of "Wordplay," an uneven but entertaining documentary by director Patrick Creadon about the people who design the fiendishly difficult crossword puzzles for The Times and the gifted eccentrics who devote their...

  • Fast and Loose With Facts at Ha’aretz

    By Tamar Sternthal

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The Israeli daily Ha'aretz, a favorite of the intelligentsia in Israel and the West, and widely cited by the North American press, is frequently referred to as "Israel's New York Times." But a New York Times it is not.

    Since the Jayson Blair scandal, the state-side Gray Lady has...

  • Open Debate Preferable to Blind Support

    By David N. Myers

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A recent report in The New York Times captured almost perfectly the thorny questions that stand at the center of relations between the American Jewish community and Israel. Should one be permitted to criticize the government of a foreign country with which one feels a deep affinity,...

  • Diamant Finds a Harbor

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    While writing "Good Harbor," about the midlife friendship between two Jewish women, Anita Diamant says she suffered a bout of "second-novelitis."

    Her 1997 debut novel, "The Red Tent" -- a sexy spin on the biblical story of Dinah -- had been a runaway best seller that's still on the...

  • Do It for Your Country

    By J. D. Smith

    October 11, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It's over. Being single is officially over. When The New York Times Sunday Style section, the definitive arbiter of all that is cool and urbane, runs a cover story saying it's over (above the fold!), you know it's over. When the venerable Gray Lady concedes that the "glamour of...

  • Monica Lewinsky is Jewish

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The New York Times devoted 1,500 words last Sunday to a biographical profile of Monica Lewinsky, the 24-year-old woman who allegedly had an 18-month affair with President Clinton and who has been accused of lying about it under oath.

    The New York Times' reporters are nothing if not...

  • Monica Lewinsky is Jewish

    October 1, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The New York Times devoted 1,500 words last Sunday to a biographical profile of Monica Lewinsky, the 24-year-old woman who allegedly had an 18-month affair with President Clinton and who has been accused of lying about it under oath.

    The New York Times' reporters are nothing if not...

  • Did you know

    January 29, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    The New York Times devoted 1,500 words last Sunday to a biographical profile of Monica Lewinsky, the 24-year-old woman who allegedly had an 18-month affair with President Clinton and who has been accused of lying about it under oath.

    The New York Times' reporters are nothing if not...

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