Jewish Journal

  • Sukkot — the blessings of necessity

    by David Suissa

    October 13, 2016 | 4:13 pm

    It was a recent story about the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and America in the oil industry that made me think about the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, when...

  • A new Jewish Holiday – for Soviet Jewry

    by David Suissa

    September 29, 2016 | 1:08 pm

    Growing up in Canada as a Sephardic Jew, I missed one of the great moments of American Jewish history — the long, turbulent and ultimately successful...

  • Shimon Peres — Naïve and indispensable

    by David Suissa

    September 28, 2016 | 9:59 am

    Shimon Peres, Israel’s larger-than-life statesman, global ambassador and Nobel Peace Prize winner who impacted every significant moment of the state of...

  • The truth won the debate

    by David Suissa

    September 27, 2016 | 10:22 am

    Will Trump act more presidential? Will he tone down his reckless, impulsive side? Will he demonstrate knowledge of the issues? Will Hillary show a more...

  • Is sugar good for the Jews?

    by David Suissa

    September 21, 2016 | 12:13 pm

    Here at the Jewish Journal, we’re constantly debating what it means to be a Jewish paper. Does it mean we should focus only on content that is...

  • Dancers with Up Syndrome

    by David Suissa

    September 12, 2016 | 11:54 am

    There are certain moments in life that just catch you off guard—in a very deep way. I was attending on Sunday a parent-only session for my 15-year-old...

  • Saving Adam Krief and Etz Jacob

    by David Suissa

    September 9, 2016 | 11:47 am

    There are moments in the life of a community when crises collide and make us all a little dizzy. Someone might die, a beloved institution may have to...

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