Jewish Journal

  • Israel in Haiti

    By Rob Eshman

    January 19, 2010 | 2:50 pm

    Sunday on CNN a reporter visited a makeshift American hospital and interviewed Dr. Jennifer Furin, of Harvard Medical School, as she stood in desperation over a dying patient.  Frustration brought Dr. Furin near to tears.  The man had survived the earthquake only to die a slow and... read on

  • Where did all the liberals go? Prop 8 rally on the same day as Israel rally and Golden Globes

    By Ryan Torok

    January 19, 2010 | 12:47 pm

    On Sunday, it rained in L.A., ruining everybody’s afternoon. My afternoon was ruined for other reasons. I had to work. On assignment from the Jewish Journal, I went to cover a rally in Westwood.

    On one side of the street where the rally was held, a small group of people criticized... read on

  • Meager Jewish angles at Golden Globes

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 18, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    For his role as the suave and sadistic Nazi colonel Hans Landa, who glories in the sobriquet of “Jew hunter,” Austrian actor Christoph Waltz won the trophy for best supporting actor at Sunday evening’s Golden Globe extravaganza.
    Waltz’ anticipated triumph for his part in... read on

  • Marvin Hier to Sarah Palin: You’re “Over the Top”

    By Rob Eshman

    January 13, 2010 | 1:08 pm

    If Sarah Palin has learned anything in the past week, it has to be this: words matter. 

    First, she faced a storm of criticism for her use of hunting language and imagery after the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  Then, in defending that use, she invoked the... read on

  • Helping Haiti

    By Rob Eshman

    January 13, 2010 | 4:46 am

    Click here to learn how you can help the cause

    Within hours of news that a 7.3 struck the island nation of Haiti, the American Jewish World Service mobilized a relief effort using established contacts in the region.  AJWS sent out an appeal for funds to help the victims of the... read on

  • David Brooks: Israel’s “Astonishing Success”

    By Rob Eshman

    January 12, 2010 | 12:45 pm

    Israel’s economic miracle just got kosher-certified.

    In today’s New York Times, David Brooks devoted his column to the country’s astonishing record of innovation and growth. It’s a story that’s been told widely and often—heck, I wrote my most recent column about it a month ago. 

    ... read on
  • Swastika found carved into hood of Calabasas High School student’s car

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 12, 2010 | 11:41 am

    From LATimes:

    A swastika found carved into the hood of a Calabasas High School student’s car is being investigated as a possible hate crime, L.A. County sheriff’s officials said today.

    A school security guard noticed the large swastika about 2:45 p.m. Monday, after it apparently had been etched into the hood of the 2009 BMW with a key, said Lt. Debra Glafkides of the Sheriff’s Department’s Lost Hills station. The car’s side mirrors also were broken off.

    Read the full story at LATimes.com.

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