The Fat Jew, aka Josh Ostrovsky, is a 30-year-old Instagram star with over one million followers. He got a big write-up in the Times today. The Chelsea resident, whose video of teaching homeless people “SoulCycle” classes on parked Citi Bikes last summer went viral, is a recently crowned social...
Vice President Joe Biden was trending -- not in a good way -- on Wednesday after calling fraudulent money lenders "shylocks." Jewish leaders, bearing in mind Biden's reputation as a friend of Israel and Jews, chastised him gently. Then, after that, he referred to Asia as "the Orient." Read on for more Bidenisms on topics racial.
Dipping an apple in honey is always yummy, and everyone’s heard of the shofar blasts. But the Jewish New Year is also the time to enjoy some slightly more obscure customs that observers of the festival might want to incorporate into their holiday experience. Here, our geeky list.
Gary Rosenblatt |
Editor And Publisher
Jonathan Tropper, the best-selling author whose film version of his novel “This Is Where I Leave You” opens nationally this weekend, says he was reluctant to make his characters explicitly Jewish in his first four books for fear “of being pigeonholed as a Jewish writer.”
George Robinson |
Special To The Jewish Week
Jeffrey Salkin remembers that the first book of poetry he ever owned was the “Selected Poems” of Leonard Cohen. Cohen’s poetry, his fiction and his songs left their mark on Salkin, and when he was planning the High Holy Day services for Temple Beth Am in Bayonne, N.J., where he is the rabbi, he remembered that the Jewish-Canadian bard turns 80 this year.