Jewish Journal

Kit to check food for pork traces hits France

by Julie Wiener, JTA

16 hours ago

Image via shutterstock.com

Worried that the food you thought was kosher, or at least kosher style, has some hidden pork?

Now, using a few test tubes, water and a small pregnancy test-like strip, you can find out... read full article

  • Top ten music apps from Israel

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    2 days ago

    Whether you want to learn how to play an instrument or discover new songs your friends like, an Israeli app can do that. 

    Some are meant to help music students get the most out of their lessons, others to amp up the karaoke experience, empower budding DJs or simplify music...

  • Distant Cousins find family in music

    by Avishay Artsy

    3 days ago

    The Los Angeles-based trio Distant Cousins blend soaring harmonies and a folk-rock sensibility to make pop music that’s quickly developing a devoted local following. Their songs fit well in the current trend of Americana/roots-rock revival, but they also have a sound of their own. ...
  • Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter. Should we listen?

    by Anthony Weiss, JTA

    3 days ago

    Monica Lewinsky has come full circle. The Jewish woman who, with some justice, described herself as “the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet” returned to the cybersphere on Monday with a Twitter account.

    Is she a glutton for...

  • ‘Klinghoffer’ ticket-holders talk back

    by Raffi Wineburg, JTA

    4 days ago

    By now, the complaints of those protesting the Metropolitan Opera’s staging of “The Death of Klinghoffer” are well known.

    The production—depicting the 1985 of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro by Palestinian terrorists and the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a 69-year-old...

  • Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik dies at 97


    4 days ago

    Kalman Sultanik, a Zionist leader and former vice president of the World Jewish Congress, has died.

    Sultanik, who also was a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and president of the Federation of Polish Jews, died Sunday in New York. He was 97.

    He was a member of the...

  • Jack the Ripper not necessarily Jewish

    by Julie Wiener, JTA

    4 days ago

    You can rest easy. Turns out Jack the Ripper might not have been Jewish after all.

    “Naming Jack the Ripper,” a book published in September, identified the 19th-century London serial killer as Aaron Kosminski, a 23-year-old Jewish immigrant barber. Authored by Russell Edwards, an...

  • Hoops guru David Thorpe connects with players on and off the court

    by Hillel Kuttler, JTA

    4 days ago

    Rodney Glasgow catches a pass, pivots, takes one dribble and lays the ball in the basket.

    David Thorpe, Glasgow’s coach and trainer for a couple of weeks this summer, steps in to offer some pointers, instructing the former Virginia Military Institute guard to look up after making...

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