Jewish Journal

Douglas Mirell

  • Is a delay of justice a denial of justice?

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is not every day that a former regional president of the Anti-Defamation League rides to the rescue of alleged Palestinian terrorists. Yet that is precisely what happened on Jan. 30, when Los Angeles immigration judge Bruce J. Einhorn, in a stinging rebuke to the federal...
  • Vote No on 57, 58: They Erode Duty

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    One of the central tenets of our Jewish political and ethical tradition is that cities and states are communities of obligation. Citizenship in these communities is defined by responsibility, and the most basic responsibility is to care for the neediest among us. Jewish philosopher...

  • Speaking Out for Reform

    April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Los Angeles Police Commission's 4-1 decision to reject Chief Bernard C. Parks' bid for a second five-year term presents the organized Jewish community with an important opportunity to speak out forcefully in support of its historic agenda promoting police reform.

    The leaders of...

  • Beware This Bill

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As one who supported the confirmation of John Ashcroft as attorney general, Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.) is certainly no radical. But last week, Feingold, chair of the Constitution subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, cast the lone Senate vote against final approval of...

  • Justice at War

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Sept. 11, 2001.

    It has already become a cliché to say that this is the 21st century's "date which will live in infamy." Yet, as analogies to the attack upon Pearl Harbor continue unabated, precious little attention has been devoted to the aftermath of that and other national horrors...

  • Where’s the Outrage?

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    For those who believed President George W. Bush would chart a moderate course, the administration's first two months must come as a rude awakening. Those who were lulled into believing that Bush was a compassionate conservative have now discovered that only the latter half of this...

  • Nation/World Briefs

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

  • Courting the Bigot Vote

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Earlier this week GOP presidential hopefuls John McCain and George Bush were speaking simultaneously on opposite coasts with seemingly opposite messages as they sought to drum up votes for the March 7 Super Tuesday primaries. Each is hoping to score a knock-out blow in the 13-state...