Jewish Journal

  • Which mask are you wearing? A humble commentary on Macklemore’s disguises

    by Daniella Wenger

    May 20, 2014 | 11:34 am

    On Monday, Macklemore, whose real name is Ben Haggerty, issued an apology on his website, saying that he had not been aware that the costume would be perceived the way that it was and that he is sorry to “Anybody that I have may offended.”

    The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL)... read on

  • Being in an elderly home doesn’t mean a life of boredom

    by Henry Lane

    May 20, 2014 | 10:24 am

    What do you think people get up to in care homes? If you think that they all sit about bored or just listlessly watching TV all day long then you might be in for a bit of a surprise.

    The truth is that there are far more people having fun in care homes right now than you... read on

  • Macklemore dresses up as offensive Jewish caricature at secret show

    by Bob Lefsetz

    May 19, 2014 | 2:50 pm

    Anti-Semitism is in our rearview mirror just like racism ... not.

    Anti-Semitism is rooted in ignorance. Stereotypes are reinforced as those perpetrating the myths have little to no contact with Jews.

    Macklemore is lauded at the Grammys for supporting gay marriage and then pulls... read on

  • The Tradition of Sleeping in Separate Beds in Jewish Marriages

    by Harry Roberts

    May 16, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Religion is a complex thing and there are many rules to observe. In many religions, sex is only permissible within the constraints of marriage. It is no different in Orthodox Judaism and although sex between a man and his wife is considered to be perfectly normal and not just for... read on

  • How to save Money on the Cost of Your Bar Mitzvah

    by Harry Roberts

    May 13, 2014 | 11:10 am

    From the cost of the catering, to the venue, and the entertainment, bar mitzvahs are expensive.  In fact, it is believed that some parents spend up to $17,000 on the cost of their child’s celebration.  Whilst it is easily possible to spend this amount of money, it is also possible... read on

  • Sterling opened his mouth again

    By Julie Bien

    May 13, 2014 | 9:24 am

    Oh, Donald Sterling.

    He's somehow managed to take this kerfuffle a step further by dragging the name of the Jewish community down with him. He might officially be more of an embarrassment to Jews (especially L.A. Jews) than anyone has ever been.

    During his interview with... read on

  • Business banking case study

    by Lance Richardson

    May 12, 2014 | 3:31 pm


    The history of banking in a country as ancient as the UK would take a long time, but experts believe that the origins of British banking started in the Middle Ages, in the time of Saxon England, with the local Jewish population. The Jewish immigrants were looked upon... read on

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