Jewish Journal

  • Shavuot 5768: Midrash love

    by David Suissa

    June 5, 2008 | 2:21 pm

    When I think of Torah, the first thing that comes to mind is a divine, rigorous system of laws that guides an ethical and holy way of life.

    The last...

  • Paris with a Jewish accent

    by David Suissa

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    I'm sitting in a Paris courtroom, and I might as well be in an art museum. There are huge windows, high ceilings, old chandeliers, and a very nervous...
  • Israel fest or Jewish fest?

    by David Suissa

    May 21, 2008 | 3:42 pm

    One of the more vexing issues in the Jewish world today is the uncomfortable relationship between Israel and Judaism. It’s fair to ask: Is the notion of...

  • A birthday gift

    by David Suissa

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Here we are, Jews in every corner of the world, awash in a frenzy of celebrations for Israel -- all because of a birthday. And not just any birthday, mind...
  • Museum of too much tolerance?

    by David Suissa

    May 8, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Why would anyone ever want to take on Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and leader of the prestigious Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance, who for two...
  • The fear of silence

    by David Suissa

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Robert Geminder was six years old when he heard the dogs barking. He was hiding in a little pantry with his older brother, George. His mother, Bertl,...
  • The other refugees

    by David Suissa

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Is there a more loaded word in the Arab-Israeli conflict than "refugee"? Is there anything more visceral or emotional than the sight of millions of...

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