Jewish Journal

Lassana Bathily: The Muslim who saved French Jews

by David Suissa

April 9, 2015 | 2:41 pm

Lassana Bathily, who protected a group of French Jews during a January terrorist attack on a kosher grocery store in Paris, was honored at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. Photo by Newscom

Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of Lassana Bathily, a French-speaking African-born Muslim, just 24, whom I met on his recent... read full article

  • My Passover lesson: Don’t wait for God

    by David Suissa

    April 8, 2015 | 1:57 pm

    The Jewish people didn’t bring down the Ten Plagues on Pharaoh, nor did they split the Red Sea, which enabled them to escape Pharaoh’s soldiers some...

  • Let’s leave Obama out of our seders

    by David Suissa

    April 1, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Jews have big mouths. Put those big mouths in a society that reveres freedom of speech and it’s a sight to behold. On the whole, it’s a wonderful...

  • Israelis are not that weird

    by David Suissa

    March 19, 2015 | 1:07 pm

    Peace lovers everywhere are depressed about all those Israelis who voted for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Some of these peace lovers are in near...

  • Israel: Democracy in action

    by David Suissa

    March 16, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    The messy and chaotic atmosphere that has permeated the election season in Israel has made it easy to overlook one simple fact – Israel’s neighbors are...

  • UCLA Jews: Stop fighting and start winning

    by David Suissa

    March 11, 2015 | 4:55 pm

    When someone punches you in the face, there are three ways you can fight back: One, you can punch him back. Two, you can complain to authorities. Three,...

  • Where is Obama’s grand vision?

    by David Suissa

    March 5, 2015 | 12:17 pm

    For a man who got elected on grand visions and “hope” and “change,” President Barack Obama has brought little hope to the people of the Middle East.

  • Bibi to Congress: Don’t be suckers

    by David Suissa

    March 3, 2015 | 12:22 pm

    As I watched from the press gallery in Congress on Tuesday morning as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu let loose with a cry of the heart, one...

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