Tom Tugend (JTA)


Maureen Dowd: 'Where Is My Jewish Husband?'

By Tom Tugend (JTA)

What requests did New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd leave in the cracks of the Western Wall when she accompanied President George W. Bush, and later President Obama, on their trips to Jerusalem? “I left the same message both times,” said the red-headed, Irish-American Pulitzer Prize-winner. “I asked, ‘Where’s my Jewish husband?’ ”Read More


Major L.A. Philanthropist Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges

By Tom Tugend (JTA)

Elliott Broidy, a major philanthropist in the Los Angeles Jewish community, pleaded guilty to the felony charge of rewarding official misconduct.Read More


Police: L.A. Synagogue Shooting Likely Not a Hate Crime

By Tom Tugend (JTA)

L.A. police say there is no evidence of a hate crime or terrorism in the shooting Thursday of two Orthodox Jews in the parking lot of a Los Angeles-area synagogue.Read More


Times Columnist Spars With Iranian Jewish Expats

By Tom Tugend (JTA)

There was no clean knockout when New York Times columnist Roger Cohen faced off against some 400 Iranian Jews and Bahais in Los Angeles, but spectators were treated to some vigorous rhetorical sparring and nimble footwork.Read More






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