Where do your donations go?

It's that time of year.  The joyous season of giving.  No, I'm not talking about Chanukah, Christmas or Kwanza.

It's the time of year when we are flooded with appeals for money, not just in the spirit of generosity in this holiday season but because there's just a few days left to write those checks and get a tax deduction for the entire year.

'Best Part Of Being Jewish'

Donald Trump has suggested customers should begin boycotting Starbucks because the company's traditional red holiday cups don't have any Christmassy decorations.

"Did you read about Starbucks?  No more Merry Christmas on Starbucks," the bloviating billionaire told a rally in Springfield, Illinois, this week. 

Study: Conservative Rabbis Open To Officiating At Intermarriage

10/21/2015 - 20:00

A controversial new survey of Conservative rabbis shows that nearly 4 in 10 (38 percent) would officiate at the marriage of a Jew and non-Jew if the Conservative movement lifted its prohibition on these unions.

study by Big Tent Judaism, “The Views and Practices of Conservative Rabbis on Issues Related to Interfaith Families

Mets Vs. Cubs: The Most Jewish Series Possible

Is the Mets-siah upon us?

10/19/2015 - 20:00
Special to The Jewish Week

We are the quirky minority, a small segment of the overall population, trying hard to fit into the national landscape. We are overshadowed by the majority surrounding us, only able to come out of the shadows when things are particularly good. Even at those times we are ridiculed, without a retort except the knowledge that our day will come. We remember our past periods of glory, and pray every day for the next one to come speedily in our times.

Mets play the Cubs during the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Citi Field. Getty Images

Welcome Back To Jew Camp!

“Wet Hot American Summer” is back with even more Jewish references, summer romance not included.

08/03/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

If you went to Jewish sleep away camp within the past 14 years, chances are you’ve seen David Wain and Michael Showalter’s “Wet Hot American Summer” on the bus ride of a long trip, as part of a rainy day bunk activity, or really, as many times as possible, whenever possible.

The cult classic makes a comeback with new and 'jewy-er' references. Via

Donna Karan: 7 Easy Pieces, 7 Jew-y Facts

The fashion icon is also a Hebrew heroine.

07/01/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Fashion icon Donna Karan. Getty Images


Don’t look for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), the only Jewish presidential candidate in the 2016 sweepstakes and only one who actually lived in Israel, to join the panderfest of candidates trying to out-Israel each other.  I doubt he’ll even make a photo-op pilgrimage to the Holy Land as so many, especially Republicans, are.

5 Faith Facts About Bernie Sanders: Unabashedly Irreligious

04/29/2015 - 20:00

Washington - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., a self-identified socialist who’s perhaps the most left-leaning member of Congress, is expected to announce this week that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. Sanders, 74, was born to Jewish parents and identifies as Jewish — though culturally, not religiously. Most political observers call him a super long shot for the nomination, but he will appeal to Democratic voters who admire his constant exhortations against the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots.

Lena Dunham In Hot Seat

The real question: Is her real-life Jewish boyfriend peeved?

03/26/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Jewish actress and screenwriter Lena Dunham seems to have barked up the wrong tree.

The “Girls” star has come under fire for penning an article in The New Yorker titled “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz.”

Lena Dunham with Jewish boyfriend Jack Antonoff. Getty Images.

A Young Jewish Woman, Raised As White, Learns She’s Not

03/15/2015 - 20:00

Washington - The Schwartz‘s seemed like any other Jewish family in Woodstock, N.Y.., except for one thing: mom and dad were obviously white, and their daughter Lacey was obviously not.

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