Britta Lokting, The Jewish Daily Forward

Britta Lokting

The Jewish Daily Forward

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Britta:

What we can learn from a communist puppy puppet

"Labzik: Tales of a Clever Pup" by Theater Emory spotlights the classic Yiddish children's stories about a dog with communist politics. → Read More

Susan Klebold Doesn’t Believe God Is Watching Over Her Family Anymore

Dylan Klebold's mother Susan reflects upon her son's depression and the role religion played in his upbringing. → Read More

Why Portland Is A Wretched Place For Jews To Date

Portland, Oregon, would seem to have the ideal environment for romance — unless, of course, you happen to be Jewish and in the market for a date. → Read More

The Long Journey to Reveal the Oregon Trail’s Racist History

As the U.S. grapples with its legacy of prejudice, one parent is bringing the fight to Oregon public schools. → Read More

What Jewish Singles Events Are Actually Good For

Jewish singles events may be lousy for meeting a match, but our columnist finds they have at least one benefit. → Read More

Can This 27-Year-Old Rabbi Save A Landmark Brooklyn Synagogue?

Reinstein represents the kind of young, fresh new face the synagogue claims it needs. He’s an avid sports fan and posts jokes on Facebook. → Read More

A Very Personal Guide To Jewish Dating In 2017 (Part I)

In a world of shabbat soirees, kosher sushi and synagogue meet-and-greets, can a young single still find happiness? → Read More

The Life Cycle of an NYC Mural, And Its Neighborhood

A mural celebrating Jewish heritage anchored a wall on New York City's Lower East Side for 40 years, then disappeared overnight. Now, the original artists are looking to start over, and bringing newcomers along. → Read More

Meet The People’s Champion of Psychedelic Drugs –

Since Neal Goldsmith saw his soul during a particularly wild acid trip in ’91, he's been at the forefront of the movement to normalize the psychedelic experience. → Read More

Conjuring Up a Career with One of NYC’s Only Female Magicians –

Tanya Solomon sits at her MacBook, adorned with a “Shtick Happens” sticker, rubbing her forehead from stress. All afternoon, she has been struggling to sell tickets to “Force Majeure,” the monthly variety show she produces, hosts and stars in as a magician at the Cobra Club. Her choppy black bangs splay outward like they’ve been massaged with super glue and she furiously jiggles her right foot… → Read More

A Night with ‘the Beyonce and Jay Z of Beatboxing’ –

In one Brooklyn group house, six champions are working overtime to legitimize their offbeat art form. → Read More

A Night Flirting at the Bar with New York’s Premiere Professional Wing Woman –

When her exclusive matchmaking dinners grew too popular, Erin Davis introduced a $150 service taking Jewish singles out on the town and helping them reel in dates. → Read More

This Millennial Makes More Money Posting Selfies From Bed Than You Do at Your 9-to-5 –

Claudia Oshry was stuck in a soul-crushing internship. Then she got fired and “The Girl With No Job” became a 2.4-million follower hit. → Read More

The Hardest Working Trump Impersonator in Showbiz –

John Di Domenico and his $4,000 handmade hairpiece are on a nonstop whirlwind of TV shows, podcasts and coast-to-coast gigs. Tomorrow night, he’ll be ready for a yuuuuge nap. → Read More

Secret Life of a Seven-Year-Old Instagram Star –

Haileigh Vasquez has 129,000 followers and a runway show at New York Fashion Week—that is, if her second-grade teacher lets her out of class on time. → Read More

Susan Klebold Doesn’t Believe God Is Watching Over Her Family Anymore

It’s nearly 17 years since Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris embarked upon their murderous and suicidal rampage at Columbine High. Now, Dylan Klebold’s mother Susan reflects upon her son’s depression and the role religion played in his upbringing. → Read More

What's Next for Valmadonna Judaica Trove After Record-Shattering Sale?

It was the highest price ever paid for a Jewish book. And the sale, along with 11 other books, broke up the most valuable private Judaica collection ever assembled. → Read More

Remembering the Artistic and Spiritual Legacy of Elizabeth Swados

Elizabeth Swados, the Jewish composer, director and author of numerous works including “Runaways” has died at the age of 64. The Forward remembers her artistic and spiritual legacy. → Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Embracing Kabbalah (Maybe)

The New York Daily News is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio is sporting a spanking new kabbalah bracelet. Which could have come in handy during the filming of “The Revenant.” → Read More

Why I Still Celebrate Christmas Without Guilt

As the holiday season approaches, Britta Lokting still counts down the days to Christmas. It reminds her of her grandmother’s immigration and assimilation story. And also of a good excuse to have a party. → Read More