Jewish Journal

  • CUNY Must Reverse Its Kushner Decision [AUDIO]

    By Rob Eshman

    May 6, 2011 | 7:52 am

    I predict that The City University of New York will rescind its decision not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree at its commencement.

    Based on the objection of a single board member, Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, CUNY withdrew its offer to KUshner, the Pulitzer Prize... read on

  • Top 10 Not-So-Big Jewish Ideas

    By Lauren Bottner

    May 4, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles have chosen their 10 finalists for the Next Big Jewish Idea contest and the competition for $100,000 continues.  Nearly 112,000 votes were cast for more than 300 submissions during the first round of voting.  Read more about it at... read on

  • Considering Bin Ladin’s Death, Jewishly

    By Susan Freudenheim

    May 1, 2011 | 9:51 pm

    The enormous sense of jubilation at the death of a man, a very evil man, Osama Bin Laden, curses through my soul, and I see that reflected in the crowds being shown on television. And yet, I feel compelled to second guess my own joy. It is legitimate to feel joyful and to celebrate... read on

  • Who is Dr. Luke?

    By Orit Arfa

    May 1, 2011 | 1:13 pm

    Lucasz Gottwald is a good Jewish doctor. He goes by “Dr. Luke”, and he’s an MD—a Doctor of Music, with a specialization in neurology and addiction.  (Although Dr. Dre may have been the first to achieve this degree.)  Dr. Luke is famous for crafting melodies that get stuck in... read on

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