Jewish Journal

Baz Dreisinger

  • The ‘Justice’ of Reggae

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    There's something very, well, Jewish about reggae music. So Jewish, in fact, that Rastas in clubs, swaying to Bob Marley, are uncannily reminiscent of rabbis in synagogue, prayer books in hand.

    No one knows this better than Elan, the 26-year-old singer/songwriter who will headline...

  • An Impostor Survivor

    April 4, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    In the 1948 film "Gentleman's Agreement," Phil Green, changing his last name to Greenberg, passes as a Jew in order to write a searing exposé of anti-Semitism. Over the course of the film, a strange thing starts happening: By merely passing as a Jew, Green starts identifying as one....

  • Literary Comfort

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Sept. 11 marked a resurgence in America's love affair with the news media. Desperate to make sense of the tragedy, we made CNN and MSNBC staples of our TV diet.

    But according to prolific Israeli writer A.B. Yehoshua, television was not the only place we turned to for solace.