Saturday, August 8, 2020


Ariel Sobel

Ariel Sobel is a TED talker, writer and Bluecat Screenplay Competition Winner.

Andrew Yang, Donald Trump Jr., and NY Times Staff React to Bari Weiss’ Resignation

New York Times editor and "How to Fight Anti-Semitism" author Bari Weiss announced that she is resigning from the publication.

Former Staff Accuse Acclaimed L.A. Sqirl Restaurant of Serving Moldy Jam to Customers

"The moldy jam was a daily concern," said a former Sqirl pastry chef.

Senior Rabbi Rebukes Junior Rabbi’s Viral Tweet Claiming Jews Aren’t Indigenous to Israel

Assistant Rabbi Andy Kahn of New York City's Temple Emanu-El drew public criticism from his senior Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson.

Gloria Steinem to Marry Roxane Gay and Debbie Millman in Jewish Ceremony

"We're going to do some of the traditions: the chuppah, the breaking of the glass, and so on."

Pittsburgh Steeler Zach Banner Calls on NFL to Address Anti-Semitism

"The Jewish community right now is pissed. They're mad. Because it just seems like we don't care."

Pittsburgh Steeler Gets Emotional Speaking Out About DeSean Jackson and Anti-Semitism

"I stand in solidarity with all my Jewish brothers and sisters."

‘Expecting Amy’ Highlights a New Comedy Dynamic of Jewish Mothers Making, Not Being, the Jokes

Jewish moms like Amy Schumer, who were once the material, have become the premier comics of this age.

What is Jewish American Food? Culinary Experts Explain.

As American-Jewish society becomes harder to define, so does its food culture.

Haim Kick Off ‘Women in Music’ Celebrating Their Jewish Roots and Pastrami at Canter’s Deli

Jewish sister group Haim returned to the place they had their first-ever concert: Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles.

Mel Gibson’s Comeback Should Have Never Happened

Winona Ryder’s resurfaced accusations of anti-Semitism remind us that Gibson’s comeback was never deserved.

Jewish and LGBTQ? Here’s When Hollywood Got It Right

From "Transparent" to "Call Me By Your Name," these characters gave voice to LGBTQ Jews.

Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner Slam Mel Gibson over “Oven Dodger” Comments

Actor-director Mel Gibson is facing backlash over accusations that he called Jewish actress Winona Ryder an "oven dodger."

Remaking ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Is the Antidote to Today’s Anti-Semitism Pandemic

Fiddler on the Roof's ability to transcend cultures and generations makes it an effective tool in the fight against anti-Semitism.

Jewish and Black Grandmas Team Up for a Candid Conversation on Race

Three Jewish bubbies and African American Grannies teamed up for a moving episode of the matchmaking series "Bubbies Know Best."

This Guide Helps Jews Tackle Anti-Semitism While Supporting Black Lives Matter

"We May Experience Antisemitism. We Will Address it. We Must Not Walk Away."

Black Jewish Woman Speaks out on Racism She Experienced at L.A. Jewish Day Schools

"As a black Jew, I've never faced more racism in my life than I have from the Jewish community and Jewish schools."

‘Mrs. America’ Is a Love Letter to Jewish Women

Who else could stand up to a figure as formidable, organized and savvy as Phyllis Schlafly?

Hundreds of Israelis Protest in Solidarity at U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

Israelis headed to United States Embassy in Tel Aviv on the evening June 2 (9 a.m. Pacific Time) to show their solidarity over the...

LAPD Chief Apologizes For Saying George Floyd’s Death Was on Looters’ Hands

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore came under fire for claiming that the death of George Floyd was on the hands of those “capitalizing”...

Jews Are Fasting to Honor George Floyd

"There will be no point in the day that I will not be thinking about George Floyd, Antwon Rose Jr., and my black friends and neighbors."

Canter’s Deli Declares Black Lives Matter, Gives Water to Protesters and Police

On May 30, Los Angeles protests against police brutality centered on the Fairfax district, a historic Jewish neighborhood, and home to an iconic Jewish...

Why Does The US Government Consider Antifa Terrorists, But Not The KKK?

Whether you approve of antifa’s message or tactics, it is not nearly as consequential a threat to Americans as white supremacist groups.

LA City Councilmember Condemns Targeting of Jewish Institutions During Protests

The demonstrations, and looting, took place at "the oldest Jewish community in Los Angeles."

16-Year-Old Creates ‘Tikkun Olam Means Black Lives Matter’ Line For Charity

Sixteen-year-old Adam Garvey was not able to participate in the demonstrations decrying the death of George Floyd and police brutality. In his hometown of...

The Grove Looted, Set on Fire During Protests

After footage of George Floyd's death in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota went viral on May 25,  protesters took to the streets around the...

Following Protests, Mayor Eric Garcetti Orders Overnight Curfew in Los Angeles

Following nationwide protests  — including in Los Angeles — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an 8 p.m. curfew across the city on May...

‘Arrowverse’ Showrunner Greg Berlanti on Whether He’s Jewish or Not

Greg Berlanti is the executive producer of “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “Titans,” “Riverdale” and “The Flash.” Between keeping his die-hard DC fans satisfied, the mega-producer also...

Jews Shouldn’t Be Excluded From Ethnic Studies

Thousands of Jews are members of Facebook groups on everything from “A Place For Liberal Jews” to “Persian Jews” to “Orthodox Jews Against Discrimination...

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David Goldfein, Jewish US Air Force Chief, Is Stepping Down

Gen. David Goldfein, who for a time was in line to become the first Jewish chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has retired as Air Force chief.

A Jewish Guide to Joe Biden’s VP Short List

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is expected to name his running mate in the next two weeks, and while the list of contenders has changed constantly for months, most reports have now whittled the group of front-runners down to Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Susan Rice, Karen Bass, Tammy Duckworth and Keisha Lance Bottoms.

B’nai Brith Canada Calls on Police to Investigate Polish Paper for Blaming COVID-19 on Jews

"To publish something like this in a Canadian newspaper, whether it’s in English or non-English, is criminal," B'nai Brith Canada said.

Jewish Veteran Who Had Democratic Party Backing Loses Tennessee Senate Primary to Progressive Activist

The progressive activist who won is an environmental activist with the Sierra Club.