Prior to joining 70 Faces Media as the Social Media Editor, Lior Zaltzman was a digital fellow at the Forward, where she wrote about funky yarmulkes and short Jewish men, made comics of bad date stories in a series called #OyDate, created animated-gif, illustrations and drafted thousands of social media posts. Lior is a cartoonist and illustrator, her work was featured in exhibitions from Israel to Canada and has been honored by the Society of Illustrators.
Today was a day our country's youth showed us what it was made of. Thousands of students joined the National School Walkout — taking to the streets to protest gun violence and in support of gun…control. The walkout was in solidarity with the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were recently killed in horrific massacre. (Most walkouts were scheduled for 10 a.m. and lasted 17 minutes, one minute for each victim). According to the Washington Post, organizers indicated that nearly 3,000 schools agreed to… >> Read More
Yes, you have to get past the awful name. But Schitt's Creek, a CBC/PopTV sitcom, is seriously one of the best shows I've seen in a while. And if this comedy created by a Jewish family isn't on your…radar yet, it should be. The lovable series — which was just renewed for a 5th season — was co-created by the father-and-son team Dan Levy and Eugene Levy (of American Pie, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind fame). They both also star in the show, along with Dan's sister, Sarah Levy. Dan, a… >> Read More
Chances are, you're reading this somewhere in North America — which means you're probably not one of the 200-plus million people who live for Eurovision, the world's longest-running international…song contest on TV. But whether or not you're into Eurovision — and let me tell you, if you're not, you're missing out on quite a colorful show — a recently released video of Israel's fun, uplifting entry is an absolute must-watch for anyone who has eyes, ears, or feet. The song, "Toy," by Netta,… >> Read More
Jenna Jameson is not one to hide things. I mean, yes, she is a former porn star, so she's used to baring all in that way. But we're talking about how candid she has been about her struggles with…alcoholism and the process of her conversion to Judaism, which she did before marrying her Israeli husband, Lior Bitton. Jenna often professes her love for kosher food and for her religion on social media. Shameless selfie... but I gotta show of my cute shirt from @proudjewstshirts #weremember A post shared by Jenna Jameson (@jennacantlose) on Jan… >> Read More
There's nothing quite as vital and full of character as a teen's bedroom. That's why recently published photos from the room of Parkland shooting victim Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, are particularly…heartbreaking. They give you such a strong feeling of the personality and the passions of a life cut too short. These photos, published in a moving article on Buzzfeed, written and photographed by Buzzfeed reporter Remy Schmidt, are deceptively simple. A hairbrush. An overflowing basket of makeup. Mud-stained soccer cleats. Yet they so palpably tell… >> Read More
Make way for new Barbies! The iconic brand is launching two new lines of dolls based on incredible ladies, just in time for International Women’s Day (March 8).
Three amazing women constitute…the debut of the Inspiring Women line: Mexican painter and activist Frida Kahlo, pilot and writer Amelia Earhart, and the brilliant N.A.S.A scientist Katherine Johnson, whose story was recently featured in the movie Hidden Figures. All three incredible women have revolutionized their fields and changed our world for the better. Truly, I would love for… >> Read More
How do you translate Green Eggs and Ham into Hebrew? It’s an extremely difficult feat. Dr. Seuss’s wonderful, rhyming children’s books are, in every possible way, an ode to the English language.…Green Eggs and Ham, for example, is the perfect book for beginning language learners. It contains a mere 50 different word — 49 of which have only one or two consonants (i.e., Sam, Am; Box, Fox). It’s the pithiness of language, along with its consistent tone of playful joy, that have made it one of… >> Read More
The good news is that IKEA is running an advertisement that just might change your life. The bad news is that it involves pee.
Of course, IKEA has long been majorly major — and by that we mean…cheap. A kids' Swedish meatballs meal? $2.49. Billy Bookcase? $59. Putting your relationship with your significant other through the ultimate test? Priceless! But now, the ready-to-assemble furniture giant has stepped into new territory by inviting customers to urinate on their latest print ad campaign. Thanks to a combination of new technology and advertising executives' ingenuity,… >> Read More
Like so many I have been captured by Jill Soloway’s “Transparent” since Season One. It is very hard for me to stop myself from binge watching each season of the show about a Jewish family whose…father comes out as trans. The show’s characters are flawed, yet lovable; it is audacious and fabulously written--and in many ways, it is the most Jewish TV show I’ve ever seen. For instance, its intimate depictions of Jewish burial, prayer services, and even a mikvah, are fantastic. But the trailer for the new season of… >> Read More
I love getting a card with a hand-made touch, don’t you? There’s nothing like opening the Jewish New Year with a unique card made just for you.
If you don’t have the energy to hand-draw…cards (and let’s face it, who does) using a printmaking technique is the best way to make multiple cards with that personal feel. I use a reductive (that means whatever you carve away is the white space on your paper) printing technique called linocut, because honestly? The carving process is really relaxing after a long… >> Read More