Chavie Lieber


Medical Ethics Program Takes Aim at BRCA 'Jewish' Gene Mutation

By Chavie Lieber

Medical Ethics Program Takes Aim at BRCA 'Jewish' Gene Mutation
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have breast cancer surgery struck a nerve in the Jewish world. A new medical ethics program is taking a second look at the risks of the BRCA gene mutation.Read More


Rav Ovadia Yosef's Mission to Free Agunot

By Chavie Lieber

Rav Ovadia Yosef's Mission to Free Agunot
Today, the Jewish world mourns a great loss: Rav Ovadia Yosef, a spiritual leader of the Sephardic community and founder of the Shaas Party has passed away.Read More


Jewish Gap-Year Program Opens in Portland

By Chavie Lieber

Jewish Gap-Year Program Opens in Portland
A new social justice program teaches teens construction skills and Jewish texts. It’s designed for those who want to take time off before college, without journeying to Israel.Read More


Bette Midler Sings 'Wind Beneath My Wings' to Dying Cancer Patient

By Chavie Lieber

Bette Midler Sings 'Wind Beneath My Wings' to Dying Cancer Patient
Here’s your dose of heartbreaking entertainment news.Read More


Martin Scorcese Thinks Jonah Hill Is Awesome

By Chavie Lieber

Martin Scorcese Thinks Jonah Hill Is Awesome
Jonah Hill seems to have some sort of a personality complex. Although he’s starred in mainly silly comedies such as “Super Bad,” “21 Jump Street,” and the “Sitter,” he still feels the need to tell writers he’s a serious actor with a legitimate career.Read More






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  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
  • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
  • Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror: “A cease-fire will mean that anytime Hamas wants to fight it can. Occupation of Gaza will bring longer-term quiet, but the price will be very high.” What do you think?
  • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
  • Many #Israelis can't make it to bomb shelters in time. One of them is Amos Oz.
  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
  • Why does ultra-Orthodox group Agudath Israel of America receive its largest donation from the majority owners of Walmart? Find out here: http://jd.fo/q4XfI
  • Woody Allen on the situation in #Gaza: It's “a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself.”
  • "Mark your calendars: It was on Sunday, July 20, that the momentum turned against Israel." J.J. Goldberg's latest analysis on Israel's ground operation in Gaza:
  • What do you think?
  • "To everyone who is reading this article and saying, “Yes, but… Hamas,” I would ask you to just stop with the “buts.” Take a single moment and allow yourself to feel this tremendous loss. Lay down your arms and grieve for the children of Gaza."
  • Professor Dan Markel, 41 years old, was found shot and killed in his Tallahassee home on Friday. Jay Michaelson can't explain the death, just grieve for it.
  • Employees complained that the food they received to end the daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan was not enough (no non-kosher food is allowed in the plant). The next day, they were dismissed.
  • Why are peace activists getting beat up in Tel Aviv? http://jd.fo/s4YsG
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