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Jews You Should Know

Apr 17, 2018

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Any supporter of Israel will recognize the name Ron Dermer. As Israel's ambassador to the United States, he has represented the State and its Prime Minister - his long-time mentor Benjamin Netanyahu - with tremendous skill and passion.

In this interview, Ambassador Dermer shares his personal story as...


Apr 9, 2018

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What is a nice Jewish boy doing flying down an Olympic ice-track, competing for the Israeli National Team in the obscure sport of Skeleton? In AJ Edelman's view, at least, redefining what it means to be a Jew in sport, defying near-impossible odds and generating tremendous pride for his country.

Born...


Mar 26, 2018

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As a second year law student, Bob Diener dipped his toes into the entrepreneurial waters, finding a niche in the travel industry. He never looked back. In the 30 years since, Diener, along with partner Dave Lipmann, founded Hotels.com and later GetARoom.com. With Torah Judaism as his template, he...


Mar 20, 2018

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The Nobel Prize is regarded as the pinnacle of scientific achievement in almost any discipline. Unless you are Brian Keating, a brilliant astro-physicist who nearly won the Prize, and now stands as one of its fiercest critics, advocating for reform.

Brian Keating, a professor at UCSD, began his...


Mar 12, 2018

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Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski may be the individual most responsible for destigmatizing mental health and addiction treatment in the Jewish world. Author of 84 (!!) books on psychological topics as well as innumerable titles on Jewish wisdom, he is one of the most widely-read and admired personalities in...