Comedy Legend Sid Caesar Dead At 91

02/12/2014 - 19:00

Sid Caesar, regarded as the founding father of American Jewish comedy and live original sketch comedy, has died.

Caesar, who reportedly has been in failing health for a year, died Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91.

Sid Caesar and co-star Imogene Coca in "Your Show of Shows."

Tiger Mom Brings Jews Into The Fold

But sociologists say ‘Triple Package’ argument ignores real reasons for Jewish success.

02/11/2014 - 19:00
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Stuyvesant High School, that bastion of hyper-competitiveness that regularly sends students off to Harvard and Yale, is thought by many to be the best public high school in New York City. The most recent student-body figures show that nearly three out of four students there are Asian.

Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua. (L) Fadil Berisha, (R) Gianluca Battista

AIPAC Charts Roadmap

As confab nears, Israel lobby still trying to figure out its legislative agenda.

02/10/2014 - 19:00

Washington — The highlight of AIPAC’s year is the final day of its annual policy conference, when thousands of activists ascend Capitol Hill to lobby for the passage of the organization’s legislative priorities.

 Senator Menendez: Hopes to avoid partisan process.  Getty Images

ADL's Foxman Sets Retirement Date; Obama Calls Him 'Irreplaceable'

Search underway for successor after 27 years; leader will serve as part-time consultant

02/10/2014 - 19:00

Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and one of the longest-serving and highest-profile American Jewish organizational leaders, is retiring from his post.

Foxman will step down on July 20, 2015, according to an announcement Monday by the ADL.

Abraham Foxman: ADL was 'perfect vehicle.' David Karp/JTA

Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Employee, Sister Found Shot At Home

02/09/2014 - 19:00

An employee of  a Jewish day school in the Pittsburgh area and her sister apparently were shot inside their home.

Dramatists Guild Supports Controversial Israeli Play In D.C.

02/03/2014 - 19:00

WASHINGTON – The Dramatists Guild of America has come out in strong support of a controversial Israeli play to be performed at Washington D.C.’s Theatre J, which is partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Hillary Accepts Honor From AJCongress, Raising Eyebrows

01/28/2014 - 19:00

Amid intense speculation about her future political plans, former secretary of state, New York senator and first lady Hillary Clinton has accepted an invitation to be honored by the American Jewish Congress on March 19. That raises the question among some Jewish insiders as to whether she realizes what she is signing up for.

Guess who’s coming to dinner: Back from the brink, AJ Congress is evidently part of Planet Hillary. Getty Images

He Hammered Out Justice

Remembering the folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger.

01/27/2014 - 19:00

Tuesday began on a sad note with news that Pete Seeger, a man for whom the modifier “legendary” seems hopelessly inadequate, had died in New York City at 94.

Whose side are you on? Seeger in mid-song. Photo via JTA
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