Jewish Journal

Matthew Dorf

  • To Be or Not to Be

    August 12, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Some Catholic and Jewish leaders are denouncing a campaign by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center against elevating wartime Pope Pius XII to sainthood.

    Describing Pius XII as "the pope of the Holocaust," the center's founder and dean charged last week that throughout...

  • Poll: We Like Barak

    July 15, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    American Jews have a favorable view of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak by a 30-1 margin, according to a poll released this week by the Israel Policy Forum.

    The survey also found overwhelming support for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, with 88 percent of respondents expressing...

  • Gore’s Gamble

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Unhappy with the draft of a speech he was to deliver at the Jewish state's 50th anniversary celebration and frustrated with five Jewish aides who were unable to discuss the first biblical references to Israel, Vice President Al Gore took a break for dinner while his staff scoured Air...
  • A Bump in the Road to Jerusalem

    June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Four years after the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed a law that required the United States to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the mission remains firmly rooted outside the Jewish state's capital city.

    President Clinton last Friday blocked the embassy move by...

  • Pushing for Peace

    May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The Clinton administration has a simple message for Israelis and Palestinians: The peace process must move forward without delay.

    As soon as Israel's new government is in place, the State Department plans to execute a Middle East plan that has been carefully crafted during the last...

  • The CIA’s Dark Secrets

    April 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish attorney on forced leave from the CIA has decided to file a lawsuit that claims that rampant anti-Semitism at the spy agency has destroyed his career.

    Armed with memos from top CIA brass and similar horror stories from other Jewish government officials, Adam Ciralsky is suing...

  • Littleton Explodes

    April 22, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Now that hate has once again claimed the lives of innocent students, dumbfounded activists, teachers, clergy and politicians are searching for ways to stem the tide of teen-age violence.

    "We need to sort out what's around in our world that's facilitating this kind of thing...

  • Passover Cooking

    March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When Joan Nathan serves gefilte fish for Passover, she puts a carrot in the fish head.

    For her, the reason is simple: That's the way her mother-in-law always did it.

    "This is what her mother did. She died in the Holocaust," Nathan said during an interview last Friday in the kitchen...