Jewish Journal

  • Pico/Robertson Neighborhood on Father’s Day [VIDEO]

    By Melanie Reynard

    June 14, 2010 | 12:43 pm

    Father’s Day is coming up June 20.
    I stood at the corner on Pico in front of Elat Market, with the mission of finding out what, if anything, people had to say about their dads.

    The responses I got ranged from the lighthearted and cute - a little girl mumbling, “We make hot dogs... read on

  • Saree Makdisi Dumbs Down Apartheid

    By Rob Eshman

    June 13, 2010 | 9:05 am

    The rule of thumb for opinion pieces in The Jewish Journal is that writers are entitled to their own opinions, but not to their own facts.  That standard doesn’t seem to be in place over at The Los Angeles Times.  In today’s Times opinion section, UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi mounts... read on

  • What did Jerry Brown say?

    By Jay Firestone

    June 11, 2010 | 4:29 pm

    People seem to be saying a lot of strange things these days.

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown allegedly compared Meg Whitman’s campaign tactics to that of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels during a quick “stop and chat” with a San Francisco blogger.

    The conversation... read on

  • Chihuly:  Looks Cool on Google.. and in Israel?

    By Melanie Reynard

    June 10, 2010 | 12:39 pm

    Recently you may have noticed that Google changed their homepage by setting a customizable background image – just like Microsoft’s Bing.

    But recently, reports said that because of this huge change of Google’s homepage, the world of art has changed too. Thanks to Google, more... read on

  • LAPD receives report of swastika graffiti

    By Ryan Torok

    June 9, 2010 | 4:38 pm

    On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Police Department received a report about graffiti consisting of several swastikas spraypainted onto on a wall in an alleyway outside a Los Angeles home.

    An LAPD spokesman said the incident is being considered “vandalism and a hate crime.” No suspect... read on

  • Amos Oz on the Flotilla

    By Rob Eshman

    June 2, 2010 | 8:59 am

    Amos Oz, author, essayist, moral conscience of Israel, published an essay in today’s New York Times that exactly captured what I’ve been trying to say about the flotilla disaster for the past three days.

    In “Israeli Force, Adrift on the Sea,” Oz writes how Jews, who once knew only... read on

  • Memo to NPR:  Stop Calling Flotilla “Pro-Palestinian”

    By Rob Eshman

    June 1, 2010 | 5:54 pm

    The demigod journos at National Public Radio can do almost no wrong in my book, but they have to stop referring to the flotilla that Israel raided yesterday to tragic results as full of “pro-Palestinian” protesters.

    On every newscast, every promo, there was NPR, describing the... read on

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