If I had to describe Chelsea Clinton's Twitter persona in one word, it would be "mensch." (I know, it's a gendered word, but it totally fits.)
The former First Daughter and bestselling author of…She Persisted has a knack for responding directly to her Twitter trolls and throwing them off their guard with kindness. She even thanks her trolls and wishes them a nice day — in an endearing way that somehow feels more genuine than snarky. Clinton is a mother of two children with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.… >> Read More
Sophia Shalmiyev left the Soviet Union at age 11 with her father, an Azerbaijani Jew. Her parents had been estranged since her father had a judge deem her alcoholic mother "unfit" to parent. Once…they moved to the U.S. in 1990, she never saw her mother again. Shalmiyev's recently published book, Mother Winter, chronicles her childhood and her move to America, her subsequent return to Russia to search for her mother, and her own journey into motherhood. Shalmiyev, 40, began working on Mother Winter about four years ago, just after… >> Read More
Jenna Jameson has had it with anti-Semitic Twitter trolls. Who can blame her?
“It’s near impossible to just have normal conversations without hundreds of people attacking me for the past I…cannot change,” she tweeted, before deactivating her Twitter account, according to JTA. We can relate. She clarified the exact reason why she was leaving: "My sobriety and faith are the most important things to me. I am being attacked for my faith. Being Jewish. I must protect my love for G-d above everything, my sobriety… >> Read More
What quantifies a "good" person? Compassion? Honesty? Kindness?
According to former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart, 42, a good person is someone that believes in Jesus.
And if…you happen to, you know, not believe in Jesus? You better look out! On the latest episode of the "Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris" podcast, Hart shared a story about her son and a Jewish neighbor which sparked backlash from people for being anti-Semitic. Nervous about his first day at a new school, Hart… >> Read More
If someone read and reviewed your diary, how many stars would it get? Well, it depends on how juicy and engaging the content is — according to some harsh critics on Goodreads, at least.
While…perusing 1-star reviews of iconic books on Goodreads, writer Anna Fitzpatrick discovered something astonishing: scathing comments on Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. Yes, the Anne Frank who chronicled life as a Jewish teen during the Holocaust in her now-famous wartime diary she fondly called "Kitty." "Do you ever log on and read 1-star… >> Read More