Jewish Journal

Why I love Lucy

by David Suissa

October 28, 2015 | 12:28 pm

Lucy Aharish

Remember the name Subhi Al-Yaziji, dean of Quranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza. As Arab terrorists were attacking... read full article

  • Terror is not evenhanded

    by David Suissa

    October 21, 2015 | 10:51 am

    There are certain things I read that upset me but also put me right to sleep. One of them is any official statement that is mind-numbingly safe and...

  • Israel under the knife

    by David Suissa

    October 13, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    “The streets are empty, even the main pedestrian walkways are empty,” my friend Selwyn Gerber told me on the phone from Jerusalem. Gerber, who lives in...

  • The power of Jew-hatred

    by David Suissa

    October 7, 2015 | 1:25 pm

    With the most recent violence flaring up in Jerusalem and throughout Israel, I’ve been reflecting on the kind of hatred that could animate such...

  • Why Jews don’t have a pope

    by David Suissa

    September 30, 2015 | 10:33 am

    I know plenty of Jews who would love to see a pope-like figure tell other Jews what to do. An Orthodox pope, for example, would have the power to boot...

  • The value of touch

    by David Suissa

    September 24, 2015 | 11:25 am

    One of the most overlooked aspects of Judaism is its obsession with material things. Yes, it’s true that our tradition is full of powerful stories,...

  • In the new year, moving forward ... together

    by Rob Eshman and David Suissa

    September 16, 2015 | 3:00 pm

    A reporter called us one day last month. He had been reading our columns and saw that we were on opposite sides of the Iran deal debate, yet we were...

  • What shall live and what shall die?

    by David Suissa

    September 16, 2015 | 11:55 am

    As I recited the climactic “Who shall live and who shall die” prayer during Rosh Hashanna services this year, it struck me that maybe I should replace...

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