Jewish Journal

Alan Fisher

  • Commemorating Tisha B’Av—what to do?

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    We are a people who have suffered enormously. Given our experience with suffering and its regular inclusion in our calendar, Tisha B'Av ought to be easy to commemorate. But it is set at a time when we are most disinclined to mourn. Thus, Tisha B'Av becomes the most challenging...
  • Jewish Switch to GOP? Not This Year

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Because of the strong support of the Republican candidate for president and doubts about the commitment of the Democrat, this

    is the year that large numbers of Democrats will finally move into the Republican camp and stay there, because the Republicans really do better represent the...

  • Say Hello Before They Say Goodbye

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jews for Jesus, Jews attending churches, low synagogue membership, astronomical rates of intermarriage -- as complex as these issues are, there is at least one remarkably simple and inexpensive solution to encouraging Jewish participation. It's called a warm greeting.

    A friendly...