The Shmooze wishes to congratulate Ami Eden on his appointment as editor in chief of the Jewish news service JTA. Eden was named to the position on May 14, effective immediately, and will oversee all news coverage and editorial content for JTA. A former executive editor of the Forward (and the inventor of The Shmooze), Eden left the Forward a year ago to become JTA’s managing editor. The Shmooze thinks of Eden as a proud father thinks of his son. Except vice versa.