Ben Harris, JTA
Pot legalization leader triumphs
Ben Harris, JTANov 15, 2012
NEW YORK Say what you will about Mason Tvert, the Jewish activist behind the marijuana legalization campaign that passed in Colorado, the man clearly has a sense of...
Film documents ‘global ineffectiveness of UN’
Ben Harris, JTAMay 31, 2012
NEW YORK Call their style Michael Moore meets Sacha Baron Cohen. Two pro-Israel activists are hoping that their documentary on the UN to be released nationwide on...
Meet singer/songwriter Regina Spektor
Ben Harris, JTAApr 19, 2012
NEW YORK Regina Spektor has a cold or as she calls it, a nondescript New York disease. The singer is onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New […]
Florida’s legislature votes for one-state solution — or did it?
Ben Harris, JTAMar 15, 2012
NEW YORK — The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a hotly debated issue but not in the Florida Legislature. Both houses of the states Legislature voted unanimously...
Jewish teams being forced to forfeit — deja vu all over again
Ben Harris, JTAMar 01, 2012
NEW YORK Chris Cole, the coach of the boys basketball team at the Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston, says his squad is peaking coming off its 27-point victory...
Ethicist Rabbi Tendler tells it like it is
Ben Harris, JTAFeb 17, 2011
NEW YORK After the January shootings in Arizona and the resultant calls for greater civility and moderation in the national discourse; after an acrimonious...
RCA slates discussion of women?s leadership
Ben Harris, JTAApr 22, 2010
NEW YORK With a high-profile discussion scheduled on womens leadership and two proposed rules aimed at marginalizing rabbis who deviate leftward on hot-button...
Rabbi Weiss backs down on ‘rabba’
Ben Harris, JTAMar 11, 2010
NEW YORK On the eve of a conference marking the expansion of leadership roles for women within Orthodoxy, the trends most prominent rabbinic proponent has...
Jewish groups answer ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ taking place on university campuses
Ben Harris, JTAMar 04, 2010
NEW YORK At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel...
US Jewish leaders: Fatah must recognize Jewish state, stop incitement against Israel
Ben Harris, JTAFeb 26, 2010
NEW YORK US Jewish leaders pressed PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on incitement and the need to keep Israel a Jewish state. At a meeting Feb. 18 in Jenin […]