Jewish Journal

  • Michael Oren Picked to Be Israel’s Next US Ambassador

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2009 | 2:22 am

    Why did Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu select Michael Oren as Israel’s next Ambassador to the United States?

    That’s a question many among Israel’s political and religious right are asking in the wake of the Princeton-educated historian’s appointment to the country’s most... read on

  • Blogging from AIPAC: Times Change, the Cause Remains

    By  Larry Greenfield

    May 3, 2009 | 1:04 pm

    Larry Greenfield is vice president and fellow in American Studies at The Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship & Political Philosophy

    I started attending AIPAC national policy conferences while a law student in Washington, D.C. I had little money, and with minimual... read on

  • Making swine flu kosher:A sympton of the disease of Israeli politics

    April 30, 2009 | 4:23 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    :On what must have been a slow day at the Knesset, the de facto head of the Health Ministry, MK Yakov Litzman, stated Monday that swine flu would be from here on in referred to as “Mexico Flu,” as pork is non-kosher and considered unclean under Jewish law.

    ... read on
  • Restaurant Grades: E for Effort

    By Joel Chasnoff

    April 30, 2009 | 12:52 pm

    I see these signs in the window of every L.A. eatery, and I have to ask: are these straight grades, or do they grade on the curve? For example, if Mike’s Pizza Shack has an “A” in the window, can I be certain they passed at least 90% of the cleanliness tests, or is it possible... read on

  • Swine Flu in Israel

    April 28, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    “Israel confirmed its first case of swine flu on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported, as the Health Ministry raised its level of alert to 4 out of 6.

    A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Mexico was diagnosed with the virus, after two days of quarantine at the Laniado Hospital in Netanya while he waited for the results of his tests.”  Read the full story at Haaretz.com.

  • FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD: Hip Hop Hoodios

    By Dikla Kadosh

    April 27, 2009 | 1:16 pm

    Listen to “Que Pasa in Israel” here.

    To download this track, right click on this link and select, “save link as.”

    The Hip Hop Hoodios, an urban crew that jams together Jewish and Latino cultures in what it calls “post-ethnic punk hop,” will release a new collection of... read on

  • Dr.Joel Geiderman Confronts Iran…and Obama?

    By Rob Eshman

    April 25, 2009 | 9:50 pm

    Last Thursday, President Barack Obama attended the Holocaust Day of Remembrance ceremony on Capital Hill and was met with some pretty strong words of warning and admonishment.  To read the account politico.com, the people on the dais with the President stopped just short of... read on

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