Lauren F. Friedman


Jon Stewart’s Shout-Outs to the Tribe

By Lauren F. Friedman

Jon Stewart’s Shout-Outs to the Tribe
At the 92nd Street Y last night, Jon Stewart talked with Terry Gross about politics, the media and — of course — himself. In the meantime, he was sure to play to his core 92Y audience: the Jews.Read More


Simon Weisenthal Was a Mossad Agent, A New Book Says

By Lauren F. Friedman

Simon Weisenthal Was a Mossad Agent, A New Book Says
A new biography of Simon Weisenthal reveals that the famed Nazi hunter may have had some heretofore-unknown friends in high places. According to author Tom Segev, who was granted unprecedented access, Wiesenthal was not just a crusading individual acting alone — he was on the payroll of Mossad.Read More


'Oh Lord': Iran at Work on a Search Engine

By Lauren F. Friedman

'Oh Lord': Iran at Work on a Search Engine
People ask for Divine guidance on life decisions and matters of the heart, so why not on more mundane questions like: What is the capital of Azerbaijan?Read More


Jewish Hospital Live Tweets Hand Transplant Surgery

By Lauren F. Friedman

The surgery began at 7pm on Tuesday and took approximately 17.5 hours. All throughout the long and grueling procedure, senior hand fellow Dr. Christiana Savvidou tweeted from a laptop in the hallway outside the operating room. The tweets were all marked with the hashtag #handtx.Read More


Iran Declares War — On Pets

By Lauren F. Friedman

Iran Declares War — On Pets
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they have now been added to Iran’s ever-growing list of enemies.Read More






Find us on Facebook!
  • British Jews are having their 'Open Hillel' moment. Do you think Israel advocacy on campus runs the risk of excluding some Jewish students?
  • "What I didn’t realize before my trip was that I would leave Uganda with a powerful mandate on my shoulders — almost as if I had personally left Egypt."
  • Is it better to have a young, fresh rabbi, or a rabbi who stays with the same congregation for a long time? What do you think?
  • Why does the leader of Israel's social protest movement now work in a beauty parlor instead of the Knesset?
  • What's it like to be Chagall's granddaughter?
  • Is pot kosher for Passover. The rabbis say no, especially for Ashkenazi Jews. And it doesn't matter if its the unofficial Pot Day of April 20.
  • A Ukrainian rabbi says he thinks the leaflets ordering Jews in restive Donetsk to 'register' were a hoax. But the disturbing story still won't die.
  • Some snacks to help you get through the second half of Passover.
  • You wouldn't think that a Soviet-Jewish immigrant would find much in common with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But the famed novelist once helped one man find his first love. http://jd.fo/f3JiS
  • Can you relate?
  • The Forverts' "Bintel Brief" advice column ran for more than 65 years. Now it's getting a second life — as a cartoon.
  • Half of this Hillel's members believe Jesus was the Messiah.
  • Vinyl isn't just for hipsters and hippies. Israeli photographer Eilan Paz documents the most astonishing record collections from around the world:http://jd.fo/g3IyM
  • Could Spider-Man be Jewish? Andrew Garfield thinks so.
  • Most tasteless video ever? A new video shows Jesus Christ dying at Auschwitz.
  • 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.