By Adina Rosenthal Move over “Angry Birds.” The newest up-and-coming iPhone app may be for revolutions. While social media platforms have become commonplace in both our vernacular and daily use, they have also played an important role in fomenting recent revolutions. In 2009, thousands took
By Benjamin Schuman-Stoler This eulogy for Rivka and Gavriel Holtzberg found its way to us at ITM and we think it’s worth sharing with our readers. It is by Hillary Lewin, who met and became friends with the Holtzbergs in Mumbai. Many of you first
by David Paul Kuhn Al Franken leans over the scattered papers atop his desk. He puffs out his pasty cheeks. His round brown glasses seem slightly too small for his face. His brown eyebrows arch up and he grins like Jack Nicholson’s Joker in Batman.
In our current issue, we printed a letter from a reader who was curious about Rabbi Gershon Winkler’s response to our Ask the Rabbis question (“Who Cares What Women Wear [Or Don’t Wear]?“) in the July/August issue. Here is his response in its entirety: Reader’s
Senior Editor Mandy Katz reports from Israel: Megiddo, an ancient city overseeing the mountain pass from Mesopotamia across the Jezreel Valley, supposedly saw some of history’s fiercest battles. Indeed, many Christians expect an even bigger conflagration there, as the site is also called “Armageddon,” a
One of my favorite Soviet jokes goes like this: An old Jew is taking a walk in a Moscow park when he sees a young black guy sitting on a bench reading a Yiddish newspaper. “What, it is not enough for you that you are