Famous Canadian Jewish mama Jessica Mulroney — yes, also Meghan Markle's best friend and stylist — just said goodbye to her adorable 7-year-old twins who are going to sleepaway camp. She posted…an Instagram of her husband and three kids at the camp, with the caption: "I'm not crying. You're crying." Im not crying. You’re crying. A post shared by Jess Mulroney (@jessicamulroney) on Jul 24, 2018 at 3:31pm PDT Why is this news, you ask? Because, being a famous Jewish person, Mulroney had to deal with… >> Read More
In an interview with Recode published on Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg got into the subject of "fake news." It didn't go well.
"As abhorrent as some of this content can be, I do think that it gets…down to this principle of giving people a voice," Zuckerberg said, adding that Facebook's guidelines of removing something from the platform are "if it’s going to result in real harm, real physical harm, or if you’re attacking individuals, then that content shouldn’t be on the platform." From there, the interviewer pushes him, asking, "'Sandy Hook… >> Read More
Literary giant Philip Roth died Tuesday night. While the first words frequently used to describe him are “Jewish-American writer,” he would vehemently oppose that characterization.
I know that…because I got to personally ask him about it. I interviewed him as a reporter for my college newspaper 25 years ago. (Yes, I find that as unbelievable to type as you must find it to read). In the course of our almost hour-long interview, he ranged from snarky to petulant, but he was vehement… >> Read More
No one wants to see their hometown in the news for unsavory reasons. But I was not shocked when I learned that my hometown, Newnan, Georgia — a small city near Atlanta — would…host a neo-Nazi rally. Instead, I was shocked that so many Newnan folks were shocked. As the white supremacists — mostly from out-of-town — prepared to gather in Newnan last weekend, there were public declarations from the city’s residents and leaders that the hatred exemplified by the neo-Nazis was not welcome. And yet, as the two… >> Read More
On Saturday, a group of Neo-Nazis rallied in the small Georgia town of Newnan, which is about 40 miles outside of Atlanta.
While there were "only" about two dozen white supremacists at the rally,…they still made a huge impact when they held a swastika burning in Draketown — a town some 50 miles from Newnan — that night. The swastika burning brought to mind horrific images of Nazi Germany. In response, Jewish mom Stephanie Wittels Wachs — the sister of the late Parks and Rec comic Harris Wittels — tweeted… >> Read More