Alaska's Far-North Jewish Culture

Aside from stunning landscapes, Alaska offers the curious traveler the serendipitous thrill of discovering cultures.

08/02/2016 - 13:29
Travel Writer
The road to awe: Denali National Park. Wikimedia Commons

'Dumbest Congressman' Running For Speaker

The man who has been called "America's dumbest congressman" and "a singularly useless and unaccomplished nutjob" just announced he is running against John Boehner for Speaker of the House this week.

For those of you who might be missing the antics of Michele Bachmann in the new Congress that convenes this week, your problem has been solved by Rep Louis Gohmert. 

15th Farthest North Jewish Film Festival Opens

'Crazy' festival in small, frigid Alaska town with a couple hundred Jews attracts mostly non-Jewish patrons.
02/24/2013 - 19:00

The 15th Farthest North Jewish Film Festival opened in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Alaska really is a different world, but there are Jews there, and even a film festival. Getty Images

Romney Takes 6 States On Super Tuesday

03/06/2012 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Leading Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney took six of 10 states in Super Tuesday primaries, including a narrow victory in coveted Ohio.

Also in Ohio, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran to run for the U.S. Senate and longtime Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a consistent critic of Israel, lost in a Democratic primary.

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