Jewish Journal

  • Jewish groups join faith call for civility


    January 13, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Jewish faith leaders joined a call for soul searching in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

    “This tragedy has spurred a sorely needed...

  • Blame real inciters, not Palin and Tea Parties

    By Benyamin Korn, JTA

    January 13, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Extreme rhetoric can inspire extreme behavior, even violence. But there isn’t a shred of evidence that anything that anyone on the political right—or...

  • Palin’s ‘blood libel’ remark overwhelms message

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 13, 2011 | 10:13 am

    It was a well-crafted message preaching unity—and mined with a “blood libel” that blew it all apart.

    Sarah Palin’s video message Wednesday, her...

  • It’s time to reject rhetorical violence

    By Simon Greer, JTA

    January 12, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    Sarah Palin did not shoot Rep. Gabriella Giffords. Neither did Glenn Beck. Or Rush Limbaugh. Or even Giffords’ opponent in the 2010 campaign, Jesse Kelly....

  • Palin slammed for using ‘blood libel’ term [VIDEO]


    January 12, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Rabbi Marvin Hier calls Palin “Over the top.” Read why here.

    Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to decry blaming conservatives for the Arizona...

  • Heschel, King and a Prayer for Peace

    by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    January 11, 2011 | 7:07 pm

    Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel famously said, “In a free society, some are guilty but all are responsible.” I have been mulling that quote over in my...

  • ADL: Assessing hate speech angle in shooting ‘critical’


    January 11, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League said it is “critical” to determine whether the man alleged to have shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was influenced by hate speech....

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