Maya Shwayder


Breakin Up by Text Is Un-Jewish

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Your Jewish Boyfriend Adam Brody Gets Engaged

By Maya Shwayder

Your Jewish Boyfriend Adam Brody Gets Engaged
After ten months of dating, “O.C.” star Adam Brody is engaged to “Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester, Radar Online reported on Tuesday.Read More


Jewish Tycoons William Ackman and Dan Loeb in Feud Over Herbalife

By Maya Shwayder

Jewish Tycoons William Ackman and Dan Loeb in Feud Over Herbalife
Money men William Ackman and Dan Loeb used to be friends, not least because of their shared Jewish values. Not since their battle over nutrition company Herbalife.Read More


Jew vs. Jew Chicago Pizza Feud

By Maya Shwayder

Jew vs. Jew Chicago Pizza Feud
So now Jews are fighting about pizza. Because we really needed one more thing about which to get Uncle Morty upset this Thanksgivukkah.Read More


Forward's Naomi Zeveloff Scoops Award From Newswomen's Club for Newtown Story

By Maya Shwayder

Forward's Naomi Zeveloff Scoops Award From Newswomen's Club for Newtown Story
Naomi Zeveloff, Forward deputy culture editor and editor of The Sisterhood, won a Front Page Award in Newspapers with circulation of less than 100,000 by the Newswomen’s Club of New York on November 14..Read More






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