Jewish Journal

David Mamet

  • A politically correct seder

    March 22, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Passover cartoon

  • A note to a stiff-necked people

    November 1, 2012 | 11:44 am

    To those Jews planning to vote for Obama:

    Are you prepared to explain to your children not the principles upon which your vote is cast, but its probable effects upon them? 

    Irrespective of your endorsement of liberal sentiments, of fairness and “more equal distribution,” will...

  • Uncle Maury and the Chris-Craft

    August 15, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    Imagine a new member to the family. The real or prospective son- or daughter-in-law is not sat down and explained the family ways, nor given diagrams, lists and rules for behavior. They are told stories.

    The stories the family tells, the order and frequency in which they occur,...

  • At What Cost?

    July 25, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    It has been suggested that the purpose of a college education is to ease the transition into adulthood. After several decades teaching college-age students, I would agree, only substituting delay and prevent for ease.

    Eric Hoffer wrote in “The Ordeal of Change” (1963) that the...

  • Opinion: Conflict, choice and surrender

    November 17, 2011 | 12:07 pm

    Read a response to David Mamet here: Dear David Mamet: Reform Judaism doesn’t surrender

    The old joke has it, how many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris? No one knows — it’s never been tried.

    Similarly, Reform Judaism has met with few conflicts it did not attempt to...

  • How not to be a stranger in a strange land

    October 6, 2010 | 10:30 am

    We all need to be with our own kind.

    Sometimes this is defined by race, sometimes by religion, sometimes by profession.

    Cops socialize with cops, we showfolk with showfolk, as no one else understands our culture.

    Blacks tend to socialize with blacks, whites with whites, because no...

  • What Israel means to me

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    This is one in a series of articles and essays on myriad topics related to Israel that will run weekly as we approach the Jewish state's 60th anniversary on Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day, in May.

    Noam Chomsky was interviewed in the summer 2004 issue of Heeb magazine:


  • CAT scan of Jimmy Carter’s heart

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm