Jewish Journal

  • The Great Surprise of Egypt was that It Was a Surprise

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    February 8, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    While no one can predict the outcome of what will happen in Egypt, surely someone should have considered the possibility of a popular uprising against an 82-year-old ruler who was widely unpopular with large segments of his population and whose economy was failing, whose most... read on

  • Celebrating the Beatification of John Paul II

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    January 17, 2011 | 2:03 am

    Jews have no right to register an opinion on whom the Roman Catholic Church beatifies and whom it considers a saint. After all, it is a matter of faith to believing and Roman Catholics and has no theological meaning to Jews.

    Nevertheless, this has not stopped us from asserting our... read on

  • Crawling on His Hands and Knees: Kissinger was Craven

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    December 23, 2010 | 4:58 pm

    The recently released new batch of Richard Nixon’s recordings of Oval Office conversations were chilling. Nixon is revealed for what he was an antisemite and Henry Kissinger a craven Jew.

    I suspect that the damage to Kissinger’s reputation will outlast the damage done to... read on

  • Counterevidence to Perceptions of Pervasive European Antisemitism

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    December 9, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    It’s been a dreary week in the world.

    Fires cost the lives of more than two score Israelis, burned more than 4 million trees—each planted as part of the Zionist enterprise of reforestation— exposed the structural vulnerability of the nation and the irresponsibility and massive... read on

  • Give TSA A Chance

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    November 24, 2010 | 4:41 am

    I fly some 200,000 miles a year on airlines throughout the world. My work takes me to many cities, large and small, and many different countries so I have a great personal interest in two conflicting needs at the airport: security and speed.

    As one who often flies several times a... read on

  • Allegiance to a Jewish Democratic State

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    October 12, 2010 | 6:56 pm

    Sunday’s decision by Israel’s Cabinet to require that “those seeking to become naturalized citizens will take an oath that their allegiance is to the State of Israel, “as a Jewish and democratic state,” and that they “promise to honor the laws of the state” will raise far... read on

  • A Nobel Prize So Well Deserved: Dr. Edwards and the Right to Life

    By Dr. Michael Berenbaum

    October 5, 2010 | 2:06 pm

    I know that several politically conservative Jews have suggested that there is a natural moral and religious alliance between Jews and Catholics, between Jews and the Religious Right on “the right to life” issues such as abortions, yet the recent statement of the Vatican on... read on

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