Jewish Journal

J. Shawn Landres

  • Bye Bye Diaspora, Hello ‘New Jews’

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "New Jews: The End of the Jewish Diaspora" by Caryn Aviv and David Shneer (New York University Press, 2005).

    Earlier this month, I participated in a consultation on "Jewish community in an era of looser connections." Despite the presence of various paradigm-shifting luminaries,...

  • Big Brother Lurks in Higher Education Bill

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In recent weeks, a number of major Jewish organizations -- the American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress (AJCongress) American Israel Public Affairs Committee and others -- have announced their support for congressional passage of H.R. 3077, the International Studies in...

  • ‘Passion’ Response Dos and Don’ts

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "The Passion of the Christ" opens Feb. 25, Ash Wednesday on the Christian liturgical calendar. Despite -- or perhaps because of -- the controversy over the film's portrayal of Jews, we have an unusual opportunity to be recognized and heard in the public sphere.

    Moreover, we have...