Jewish Journal

Jonathan S. Tobin

  • Watch Necessary on Campus

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    American Jews have spent a lot of time worrying about the difficulties facing college students in recent years. As a result, American Jews have put their money and ingenuity to work on behalf of programs that would combat assimilation on campus.

    We have poured more funds into...

  • Get Out Your Crystal Ball

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    As the Jewish Exponent went to press with its Rosh Hashana issue last year,

    Islamic terrorists launched their war on the United States on Sept. 11, and everything changed. Among many other far more important things, this also meant that I threw out my annual Jewish pundit quiz...

  • The Man Who Knows Too Much

    March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us," by Steve Emerson (Simon & Schuster, $26).

    It began by happenstance

    CNN reporter Steve Emerson was stuck in Oklahoma City on Christmas 1992 with nothing to do and wandered by the city's convention center, where a gathering of the...

  • Why the GOP Lacks Jews

    August 3, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    For 20 years and more, political observers have been waiting for the day when American Jews will significantly shift their votes from the Democratic column to that of the Republicans.

    They have waited in vain. Studies of electoral trends in the past two decades, polls and just plain...

  • Post-Zionist Headache

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Changing the way a nation and a people think about themselves is not an easy job. But Yoram Hazony and his Jerusalem and Washington, D.C.-based Shalem Center is attempting to do just that for Israel and the Jews.

    Hazony's arrival on the Jewish intellectual scene is a signal that the...

  • A Misstep on the Road to Reconciliation

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Though the agreement signed by the Vatican and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) last week was aimed at strengthening Arab-Catholic ties, it will probably go down as having a greater influence on Catholic-Jewish ties.

    Signed on the eve of Pope John Paul II's trip to Israel...