Jewish Journal

Rabbi Ken Chasen

  • First Person - Will You Be at Peace?

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I always knew that it would be very difficult to stop a genocide. I just never appreciated how difficult it would be merely to demonstrate against a genocide.

    I was among a group of nearly 100 Los Angeles Jews who traveled to San Francisco on Sunday, April 30, to participate in the...

  • 71: A Vote We Can All Agree On

    October 28, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    We Jews aren't exactly famous for agreeing with one another. Of our community, it is frequently said, "Five Jews, eight opinions."

    Perhaps this is why it is especially noteworthy when an important opportunity for communitywide agreement presents itself. The 2004 election in...

  • Put Mitzvah in Bar Mitzvah for non-Jews

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    On Jan. 14, you could hear the wake-up call sounding for Jews all across America.

    Perhaps you noticed the article by reporter Elizabeth Bernstein in that morning's Wall Street Journal. Perhaps someone e-mailed it to you. Perhaps numerous someones emailed it to you.

    It appeared in my...