AIPAC’s Eliot Brandt at Mesorah D.C.

Stephen Richer AIPAC’s Eliot Brandt at Mesorah D.C. 3/22/2010 “Name an issue–just one issue–that receives the same type of bipartisanship Congressional support that Israel receives.” Despite working for a political institute and reading the newspaper with some regularity, I struggled to name more than two issues: steroid use in baseball and farm subsidies–and I’m not […]

Jewish Girl - Sheryl

Jewish Girl – Sheryl

What’s your favorite nickname? My favorite nickname: Soju (pronounced: so-jew). It’s the name of the most potent alcohol in South Korea. When I lived there, I got a fish as a pet, and I named him Soju without thinking about the implications of his namesake. My American and Canadian friends thought it was funny and […]

American Jew: A Dilemma?

Article originally appeared at the Daily Caller (here) Stephen Richer “American Jew: A Dilemma?” 3/18/2010 During her time as Prime Minister, Golda Meir appealed to Henry Kissinger for increased American support. The Prime Minister marshaled many reasons for assisting Israel—the country’s geo-strategic importance, its promotion of democracy, its attitude toward the Soviet Union, etc.—but she […]

Washington Jewish Week on Gather The Jews

Excerpt from Washington Jewish Week article on Gather The Jews.com: … “Andrew Penn-Giannettino prefers latkes over hamantashen, Mel Brooks over Woody Allen (“can anyone argue the genius of Spaceballs?”) and says the best thing about being Jewish is having “access to Jewish women.” These and other factoids about him were made public earlier this month […]

Josh Kornbluth as Andy Warhol

Aaron Wolff Last week Aaron was invited to see the play Andy Warhol, Good for the Jews? Witty, humorous and informational I decided to come back for more and interview Josh Kornbluth.  Don’t worry, he wasn’t looking away the whole time, just when I asked him the important questions. What would you order if you […]

Newsletter 3

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 J Squad, Welcome to week three of Gather The Jews! It is an exciting time to be a Jew.  Not only will we soon get to watch many of the finest Jewish athletes compete in the March Madness college basketball tournament, but we will get to celebrate Passover!  If you have […]

Jewish Girl – Aliyah

(Jewish Girl of the Year Voting Page) What’s your Mother’s Favorite Dish? Lamb chops. Where did you have your most spiritual moment? The first time I arrived in Jerusalem. At the time, I was 15 and with a group of my best friends. We started the day in Warsaw, in Janusz Korczak’s orphanage where he […]

Newsletter 2

Jewish Compatriots, Hello on behalf of Gather The Jews.  We fortunately finished up the creation process before Friday night, but unlike other previous creators, we didn’t do everything perfectly, so I hope you will be patient with us as we continue to improve the website.  Of primary importance to us is the calendar–we want this […]

What it means to be part of GTJ.

Aaron Wolff on behalf of the GTJ Leaders What it means to be part of GTJ. 3/8/2010 We have all been talking about the website to everyone we know (both Jews and non Jews).  In the past few days, we have gotten hundreds of people coming to the site with thousands of return visits!  But […]

No Post On Saturdays?

Stephen Richer No Post On Saturdays? 3/5/2010 At the beginning of the month, the United States Post Office proposed a few measures to reduce its projected $7 billion yearly deficit. Among the most popular plans: end mail service on Saturday. I don’t know anything about the economic efficiency of such a measure, and I’m a […]