Jewish Journal

Jonathan Kellerman

  • Boy Do We Need Teshuvah Now!

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    When I was a small boy -- 6 or 7 -- I became acutely aware that being a Jew made me a member of a tiny minority. I asked my mother why there were so few of us, and her answer was quick: "Judaism's a hard religion, with lots of rules. When you're Jewish, it's not enough to believe,...

  • Everyone Loves a Wandering Jew

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    It was more than a bit jarring to flip to the Los Angeles Times May 5 opinion-editorial pages and be confronted by a Magen David displayed prominently above the lead editorial, topped by the banner, "Rebuilding the Temple."

    This is the Los Angeles Times we're talking about, a paper...

  • Bizarro World and ‘The Settlers’

    March 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Those of us old enough to have been seduced by the pleasures of Superman comic books probably remember Bizarro World, an alternative universe where norms and values were upended and recast: No became yes, ugly was beautiful, cruel was kind. When thrust into this psychotic realm, even...

  • Grand Denial

    January 25, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    During the lamest duck days of his presidency, Bill Clinton hustled to cobble together a series of under-the-wire executive orders and pardons, but he was unable to secure The Grand Prize: a comprehensive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    Though he...