• Tiffany Woolf captures last major Carl Reiner interview

    By ALAN SMASON, Exclusive to the CCJN

    A former Tulane University student, Tiffany Woolf snagged the last major interview with comedian Carl Reiner before the comic master and TV producer died this week at the age of 98.

    Woolf, who attended Tulane University form 1989-91 before transferring, is a resident these days of Pacifica, CA., a small coastal city 15 miles north of San Francisco. 

    The perky and enthusiastic brunette was interviewed by telephone just a few days before Reiner died, as she was promoting her new interview show “Dispatches from Quarantine,” which features Woolf interviewing celebrities of advanced age...
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  • Pride Month isn’t the focus for LGBTQ Jews this year

    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

    (JTA) — Rick Landman still remembers how nervous he felt. Just 18, he had traveled to downtown Manhattan from his parents’ home in Queens for a march to mark the one-year anniversary of the violent police raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar — an event that...
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    As his feud with Trump erupts, John Bolton goes from pro-Israel hero to ‘John who?’

    By RON KAMPEAS

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — In 2015, the Zionist Organization of America gave John Bolton a standing ovation when he said he wanted to be U.S. president. In 2018, the ZOA gave him its Defender of Israel Award.

    This week, Bolton is about as far away from the presidency...
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A liberal Orthodox education organization certifies a female decisor of Jewish law

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A liberal Orthodox education network in Israel has certified a new female spiritual leader and decisor of Jewish law.

The certification of Rabbanit Shira Sapir by Ohr Torah Stone comes in the wake of the Israeli attorney...
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Bethany Mandel will not be canceled

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bethany Mandel wasn’t unnerved back in May when people all over the world were decrying her as a “Grandma killer.”

After all, the mother of four and rising star in the world of conservative thinkers had invited...
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Stephen Jackson said DeSean Jackson is ‘speaking the truth’ about Jews. Black commentators say his activism is now tainted.

(JTA) — NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson unleashed an uproar with his tweets over the weekend that featured quotes dubiously attributed to Adolf Hitler — including claims that “white Jews” will work to “blackmail” and “extort” America — and that...
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Julian Edelman invites DeSean Jackson to have ‘uncomfortable conversations’ about anti-Semitism and Black Lives Matter

(JTA) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman invited fellow NFL star DeSean Jackson to have “uncomfortable conversations” about anti-Semitism and hatred against Blacks.

Edelman was responding to recent posts by Jackson attributed to Adolf Hitler, which Jackson later removed...
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OP-ED: Anti-Semitism and hate speech are rampant on Twitter. Policing Trump doesn’t solve the problem.

By EMILY SCHRADER

TEL AVIV (JTA) — President Donald Trump has a well-established reputation for being aggressive, petty and even at times completely incoherent on Twitter. On May 29, he crassly tweeted, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts,” a...
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