Jewish Journal

  • Greeks Condemn Crete Synagogue Arson Attack

    By Rob Eshman

    January 10, 2010 | 11:43 pm

    Two major Greek-American groups this week expressed outrage over a recent arson attempt against the historic Hania synagogue, in Crete’s eponymous port city, with the first condemnation issued in Chicago on Thursday by the World Council of Hellenes Abroad (SAE) / USA Region... read on

  • U.S.-Israel flap after LA meeting

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 7, 2010 | 1:47 pm

    The U.S. and Israeli governments scrambled this week to defuse a report potentially damaging to already nervous relations between the two countries.

    At the center of the flurry of statements was Jacob Dayan, Israel’s consul general in Los Angeles, and President Obama’s chief of... read on

  • Too Many Jewish Organizations?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 6, 2010 | 7:16 pm

    A common Jewish communal gripe is that there are too many organizations out raising money to do the same things.  There’s no quicker way to get a rise out of donors or activists than to ask why we need to fund and run an alphabet soup of Jewish defense organizations: the ADL, AJC,... read on

  • Ben Folds, a very hot topic

    By Ryan Torok

    December 24, 2009 | 2:28 am

    Ben Folds is oddly really popular right now and also almost Jewish (but not really)

    Ben Folds is a hot topic right now. Because he is one of the judges of a current holiday special airing on NBC – the show is called ‘Sing Off’ and it’s like ‘American Idol’ except the... read on

  • Spinka Rebbe gets 2 years for tax fraud

    By  Tom Tugend

    December 21, 2009 | 7:29 pm

    Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Weisz, the Brooklyn-based Grand Rebbe of the Spinka sect, was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday for a decade-long fraud and money-laundering scheme.

    Weisz, 61, had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy before U.S. District Judge John F. Walter in... read on

  • Franken has a whole bag of “shush” with Lieberman’s name on it

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 17, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    From WashingtonPost.com:

    Tensions flared in the Senate during an otherwise slow afternoon Thursday when Sen. Joe Lieberman asked for unanimous consent to extend some remarks on health care for “an additional moment.” He didn’t get it.

    Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut,... read on

  • American Rabbi Visits Desecrated West Bank Mosque

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    December 17, 2009 | 6:09 pm

    The West Bank of village of Yasuf has become the object of sometimes unwanted Jewish attention since a mosque was vandalized and torched there in a Dec. 11 attack assumed to have been carried out by Jewish settlers.

    Later that week Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger was pelted with... read on

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