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Yori Yanover

Yori Yanover is an editor, blogger, author and all-around trouble maker. In addition to editing The Grand Street News and blogging at, he is a founding editor of The Jewish Communications Network (, one of the first commercial Jewish web sites, and former editor of, the premiere digest of daily Jewish news.

Yori Yanover was born in Israel and began his career at age 17, writing for Israeli counter-culture magazine No'ar-71 and for the IDF's Ba'Machaneh Nachal.

He studied Film & TV at NYU. In the 1980's, he produced shows on WBAI, NYC and was later recruited by Israeli pirate radio Arutz-7.

He wrote columns for the largest American Hebrew weekly Israel Shelanu and was recruited by Yedioth Aharonoth, Israel's largest daily, for their US supplement.

In 1996, as editor of the Lubavitch News Service, he created an interactive website for some 3000 centers worldwide.

In 1999 he founded USAJewish, the most extensive online Jewish daily news report.

In 2001 he was selected by the Central Conference of American Rabbis to an editorial team developing a completely new prayer book for use in Reform Jewish synagogues nationwide.

Yanover lives in New York with his wife and daughter.


The Cabbalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption (2007)

Laughing and Crying (1994, Hebrew)


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