Jewish Journal

  • Tough love for Israel: Outrage in Rehovot

    by David Suissa

    May 13, 2015 | 12:22 pm

    With the Celebrate Israel Festival coming up this Sunday at Rancho Park, I thought it’d be an ideal time to write a love letter expressing my unabashed...

  • Why give Muslims a Pass?

    by David Suissa

    May 5, 2015 | 3:19 pm

    If a Christian fundamentalist holds a provocative conference attacking abortion and two violent liberal protesters show up and start shooting, do we...

  • How Do You Stay Jewish?

    by David Suissa

    April 30, 2015 | 9:34 am

    In the Modern Orthodox world, parents don’t like to hear the letters OTD. They stand for “off the derech,” off the path (of Torah), meaning your kid has...

  • God comes to Pico—for therapy

    by David Suissa

    April 23, 2015 | 10:40 am

    The presence of God can always be felt on Pico Boulevard. On Shabbat and other holidays, you can pray to God in about 40 different synagogues, and...

  • Obama is selling us a lemon

    by David Suissa

    April 10, 2015 | 1:11 pm

    It’s easy to be lulled or seduced by President Barack Obama’s confident demeanor. He always appears so reasonable. 

    Obama will need all of his...

  • Lassana Bathily: The Muslim who saved French Jews

    by David Suissa

    April 9, 2015 | 2:41 pm

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

  • 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...

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