Jewish Journal

  • Who should replace John Fishel?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 28, 2009 | 3:39 pm

    Who do you think should replace John Fishel?

    The president and CEO of the Jewish Federation holds one of the most powerful and important roles in the Jewish community.  The Federation president oversees the largest budget and staff of any Los Angeles Jewish institution and has the... read on

  • Dangerous memes: When ideas can kill [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    January 4, 2009 | 3:51 am

    Philosopher Daniel Dennett says ideas can live and evolve just like living organisms—for better or for worse.  (Dennett is the author of one of my favorite books “Conciousness Explained.”)

    These living, evolving ideas are called memes.

    Some memes turn into dangerous ideological... read on

  • Hamas hate at two Irvine synagogues, picketers on Wilshire [VIDEO]

    By Tom Tugend

    January 2, 2009 | 2:42 pm

    Police in Irvine are investigating as hate crimes the posting of anti-Israel and pro-Hamas posters at two synagogues.

    Three letter-sized, hand-written signs were discovered Tuesday (12/30) at Beth Jacob, an Orthodox congregation. One poster proclaimed “Gaza—The
    New Shoah” and a... read on