Jewish Journal

  • Ex-Hamas turned Israeli Informant to Testify before Congress

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 25, 2011 | 10:40 am

    Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of the founders of Hamas who became an informant for the Israeli government, will testify on Monday, Feb. 28, before Congress, according to the Web site emetonline.com. Yousef grew up in the West Bank, but when he became disenchanted with the... read on

  • Remnick on Haaretz

    By Rob Eshman

    February 24, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    There is a lot to admire in New Yorker Editor David Remnick’s portrait of Israel’s Ha’aretz newspaper and its editor Amos Schocken.

    But the first kudos have to go to the New Yorker’s art director, who illustrated the long profile with a near double-truck photo of Schocken standing... read on

  • Junior Mints and Tootsie Pops Go Kosher

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 24, 2011 | 1:50 pm

    Just in case anyone was still under the illusion that kosher equals healthy, the OU recently burst that (Blow Pop) bubble with its announcement that Tootsie Roll Industries has added Junior Mints, Blow Pops, Tootsie Roll Pops, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Sugar Daddy and Sugar Babies... read on

  • Mel Gibson back in the news

    By  Tom Tugend

    February 24, 2011 | 1:22 am

    Mel Gibson’s 2006 arrest by a Jewish sheriff’s deputy on drunk driving charges is back in the news, on top of domestic violence allegations against the 54-year-old actor.

    The deputy, James Mee, filed a law suit last year against his employer, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s... read on

  • Good Blog, Bad Analysis—Misrepresenting Reality

    Annie Lainer Marquit, Marty Longbine, Kathy Kobayashi (Members, IKAR and LA Voice) and Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann (IKAR Rabbinic Fellow)

    February 23, 2011 | 4:33 pm

    This is a response to a blog post “Good Radio, Bad Facts - Misrepresenting Reality” by David Lehrer on The Wide Angle.

    As Jewish leaders who have worked alongside residents in East and South LA while they work to increase their access to regular food and groceries, we are compelled... read on

  • Thursday night with Rhoda

    By David Suissa

    February 22, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    I don’t often write pieces for upcoming events. I’m better at writing about them after the fact, when I figure I’ll have more to say. But this year, I have to make an exception and give a plug for a local Jewish woman who is universally loved by the community. How do I know... read on

  • Hitchens, Wolpe, Harris, Artson and the Afterlife [EXCERPTS & VIDEO]

    By Rob Eshman

    February 22, 2011 | 6:35 am

    Listen to audio from the event here: part 1 / part 2

    Last week, I took a break from all the news and cares of this life to spend a couple of hours thinking about the next one.

    My role was to serve as moderator in a discussion titled “Is There an Afterlife?” featuring two... read on

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