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Jewish Journal

Joe Eskenazi

  • Sacramento PBS TV affiliate won’t run anti-Semitism documentary

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    David Hosley thinks a scene in which a group of devious Jews slash the throat of a young boy in a ritual slaughter to cull his blood for Passover matzah is not the type of thing that should be shown on television. Yitzhak Santis thinks it's exactly what we should be seeing. Santis...
  • Winning Nobel Prizes seems to run in one family’s chemistry—and biology

    October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    You've heard of the nuclear family. But how about the deoxyribonucleic family? Thirty-seven years after Arthur Kornberg won the Nobel Prize in medicine, his eldest son, Roger, took home this year's prize in chemistry, receiving the call from Stockholm Oct. 3.
     
    Not only are both...
  • New JTS Head Faces Trouble, Opportunity

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Arnold Eisen doesn't need to be reminded that he's not a rabbi. It's certainly not news to him.

    The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) announced this month that Eisen, 54, the chair of Stanford University's religious studies program, would become just the second nonrabbi to serve as...

  • Jewish Jury Still Out on Christian ‘Narnia’

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Is this, as Yogi Berra might put it, deja vu all over again? A potential megablockbuster film, financed by an ardent Christian and bursting with Christian overtones, is being mass-marketed to guess who? Christians.

    Church groups are buying up whole theater showings just like Daddy...

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  • Googling Anti-Semitism

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Online searchers punching the word "Jew" into the Google search engine may be surprised at the results they get.

    In fact, the No. 1 result for the search entry "Jew" turns out to be www.jewwatch.com. The fanatically anti-Semitic hate site is ranked first in relevance of more than...

  • The Case That Shook the Rabbinate

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "The Rabbi and the Hit Man," by Arthur J. Magida (HarperCollins, $24.95).

    If not for the legion of pederast priests unmasked like some gruesome ecclesiastical episode of "Scooby Doo," Rabbi Fred Neulander might have been a shoo-in for "most infamous religious figure of the past...

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