Gon Ben Ari


Is the World Gonna End in 2014?

By Gon Ben Ari

Is the World Gonna End in 2014?
Some thought the world would end in 2012. Now, the words of one of Chabad’s founders have some wondering whether the end of times might be coming all over again.Read More


When Jews and Blacks Got Along Better Than Ever — in Hip-Hop World

By Gon Ben Ari

When Jews and Blacks Got Along Better Than Ever — in Hip-Hop World
Some say the cordial relationship between blacks and Jews is gone for good. But artists such as Kanye West proved that Jews and African Americans get along just fine in hip-hop.Read More


Why Bob Dylan's Interactive Video Is a Sign Of Things To Come

By Gon Ben Ari

Why Bob Dylan's Interactive Video Is a Sign Of Things To Come
A half century after it debuted, Bob Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ finally got a music video. Gon Ben Ari explains why we should get used to this form of visual storytelling.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.