Andrea Palatnik


Brazilian Jews Take to Streets To Join Massive Push for Change

By Andrea Palatnik

Brazilian Jews Take to Streets To Join Massive Push for Change
Brazilian Jews have joined the massive movement demanding change in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. They draw inspiration from Jewish ideals — and Israeli social protests.Read More


Brazil Grapples With Crisis of Expectations

By Andrea Palatnik

Brazil Grapples With Crisis of Expectations
Peering in from the outside, it may be tricky to understand what’s going on in Brazil right nowRead More


Némirovsky’s ‘Wine of Solitude’ Confirms Her Place

By Andrea Palatnik

Némirovsky’s ‘Wine of Solitude’ Confirms Her Place
‘The Wine of Solitude’ is the most autobiographical novel from Irene Némirovsky, who died in Auschwitz in 1942. It confirms her place in the pantheon of Jewish writers.Read More


"Vogue" Bar Mitzvah Boy Recreates Dance

By Andrea Palatnik

Remember Shaun Sperling, the 33-year-old lawyer who performed “Vogue” at his bar mitzvah? Sperling became a hit when a video of the event went viral in August. The memorable performance begins when Sperling, still dressed in the slightly oversized gray suit and formal black shoes worn during the synagogue ceremony, enters the Madonna-themed party accompanied by loud hurrahs and takes off his jacket to reveal a white shirt decorated with Madonna’s visage on the back.Read More


Bronx Cheer for Anti-Muslim Subway Ads

By Andrea Palatnik

Bronx Cheer for Anti-Muslim Subway Ads
A day after anti-Muslim ads appeared in 10 subway stations across New York City, they got the ultimate Bronx cheer.Read More






Find us on Facebook!
  • Could Spider-Man be Jewish? Andrew Garfield thinks so.
  • Most tasteless video ever? A new video shows Jesus Christ dying at Auschwitz.
  • "It’s the smell that hits me first — musty, almost sweet, emanating from the green felt that cradles each piece of silver cutlery in its own place." Only one week left to submit! Tell us the story of your family's Jewish heirloom.
  • Mazel tov to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky!
  • If it's true, it's pretty terrifying news.
  • “My mom went to cook at the White House and all I got was this tiny piece of leftover raspberry ganache."
  • Planning on catching "Fading Gigolo" this weekend? Read our review.
  • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. http://jd.fo/q3Iaj Is this money spent wisely?
  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • Vered Guttman doesn't usually get nervous about cooking for 20 people, even for Passover. But last night was a bit different. She was cooking for the Obamas at the White House Seder.
  • A grumpy Jewish grandfather is wary of his granddaughter's celebrating Easter with the in-laws. But the Seesaw says it might just make her appreciate Judaism more. What do you think?
  • “Twist and Shout.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Brown-Eyed Girl.” What do these great songs have in common? A forgotten Jewish songwriter. We tracked him down.
  • What can we learn from tragedies like the rampage in suburban Kansas City? For one thing, we must keep our eyes on the real threats that we as Jews face.
  • When is a legume not necessarily a legume? Philologos has the answer.
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.