Jewish Journal

Gregory Rodriguez

  • Aspirations and Anxiety in America

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000" by Hasia Diner (University of California, $29.95)

    In the late 1970s, a time when Jews in the United States had arguably achieved more status and social acceptance than in any previous era of their long Diaspora, American Jewish groups...

  • Life With A Terror Twist

    September 18, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I was drinking a martini on the terrace of the King David Hotel when I started counting sirens. An ultra-Orthodox social worker had told me earlier in the week that that is what people often do here, count sirens. One siren is probably a heart attack. Two might be a fire. If you hear...

  • Forging a New Vision

    February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    While visiting Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century, Henry James wondered how the sweeping tide of immigrants would ultimately affect "the idea of" America. Comparing the incorporation of foreigners to sword- and fire-swallowing feats at a circus, James reflected on what it...

  • Other Voices

    August 20, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's refusal to give up land stems from years of persecution, but that might prove to be its downfall


    Slouching Toward Destruction

    By Gregory Rodriguez

    Once you've leaned over the edge of...