Wednesday, May 04, 2022

The Story of Jake Turx - From BP to the White House

Avraham Yaakov Terkeltaub is an American journalist and humorist who writes under the pen name Turx. Born in Borough Park, Terkeltaub is the eldest of eleven children. As a child, he attended Yeshiva Bnei Tzion of Bobov. Terkeltaub and his family eventually moved to Los Angeles, California where learned in Hamesivta of Los Angeles before joining the Telshe Yeshiva of Chicago. Terkeltaub began his professional career as a head counselor in Camp Yeshivas Hakayitz. Terkeltaub was a teacher in the Lakewood Cheder from 2008 to 2017. He is currently the senior White House correspondent and chief political correspondent for Ami Magazine. He is also a political contributor at Newsmax.

He is the first-ever Chassidic Jew to become a member of the White House press corps. Turx received international media coverage in February 2017, after posing a question regarding anti-Semitism to President Donald Trump. He has been featured on BBC, CNN, Fox News, NY Times, & NPR.

Turx resides in Washington, DC during the week; his family lives in Lakewood, NJ. He is currently the Director of Camp Chevra, and is the CEO of TurxWurx Studio, a company producing, directing, and editing movie shorts and music videos. He is also the author of the book ‘Stop Drop & LOL’.

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