Talia Lavin


Crimea Karaites Back Russia Takeover

By Talia Lavin

Crimea Karaites Back Russia Takeover
Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the strategically critical peninsula that dangles from Ukraine into the Black Sea, has drawn international condemnation.Read More


Kiev Is Burning

By Talia Lavin

Kiev Is Burning
(JTA) — The scenes from Kiev are reminiscent of Cairo in 2011— or perhaps the Battle of Stalingrad or revolutionary Paris.Read More


Russian Ice Princess's 'Schindler' Moment

By Talia Lavin

Russian Ice Princess's 'Schindler' Moment
(JTA) — Julia Lipnitskaia, a 15-year-old Russian skating prodigy, took home the Olympic gold with a routine set to John Williams’ “Theme from Schindler’s List.”Read More


Menachem Stark Painted by Orthodox Media as Saint — Not Slumlord

By Talia Lavin

Menachem Stark Painted by Orthodox Media as Saint — Not Slumlord
While mainstream media outlets scrutinized Menachem Stark’s relationships with tenants, contractors and lenders, haredi Orthodox publications offered a decidedly different take — celebrating his many virtues.Read More


Shia LaBeouf Writes Apology in the Sky

By Talia Lavin

(JTA) – Shia LaBeouf, the 27-year-old “Transformers” star, has been the center of a plagiarism controversy.Read More






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