In the midst of a harshly, often hateful election campaign, and amid a Jewish community increasingly divided over Israel, some 300 attendees gathered to see Wolpe moderate a debate — “a conversation,” he insisted — between exemplars of the mainstream community’s polar opposites on the biggest question facing the Jewish state.
Once called a ‘lobbyist’s nightmare,’ Henry Waxman has retired from Congress and become … a lobbyist. Anthony Weiss points out all the absurdities.
On the first floor of the Pico Union Project, Muslims ready the historic Jewish sanctuary for prayers, placing an open copy of the Koran in the just-vacated Holy Ark.
The Morgan Stanley executive headed for Silicon Valley to become Google’s new CFO is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and a sabra.
To the business press, the symbolism of Ruth Porat’s move from her position as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley to her newly announced perch as Google’s CFO of the future couldn’t be more obvious — it represents a shift in power from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.
Hillel President Eric Fingerhut’s decision to withdraw from the upcoming J Street conference has again drawn Hillel into conflict over the boundaries of acceptable criticism of Israel.
During the Gaza war, rocket fire forced NBC Universal’s “Dig” to stop production in Jerusalem and move out of the country. If only the show itself were half that dramatic.
Welcome to Leikam Brewing, soon to become a certified kosher, community-supported nano brewery — perhaps the only one in the country, according to the Brewers Association.
Until recently, Jo Borkan was thinking about leaving Portland. Now she is part of a Jewish revival on the city’s trendy east side.
Novelist Gary Shteyngart has made his reputation with wry explorations of ambivalent, conflicted, often frustrated love. Now he is launching into a new affair with television, and it seems that he’s carrying a full freight of mixed emotions.