Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Jews and Christians
I have spent much of my adult life working to bring Jews and Christians together. In particular, I have tried to explain to fellow Jews that. . .
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Who’ll support Israel?
“Israel’s great challenge: gun-hating, gay-backing, grass-smoking young Americans.” That was the title of an article published on April 5 in. . .
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Lessons of the Holocaust
This week, Jews around the world observed Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day ought to be universally observed, because the lessons of the Holocaust. . .
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time to end ‘Top Rabbis’ list
Kudos to the Jewish Journal and writer Danielle Berrin for a fair and balanced article about Newsweek magazine’s “America’s Top 50 Rabbis”. . .
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Secularism: Great for government, destructive to everything else
Most non-Orthodox Jews venerate secularism. Virtually every movement and organization advancing secularism in the United States has been founded or. . .
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I will use my old friend Richard Gunther’s accompanying letter as a jumping-off point for a discussion of the self-esteem movement.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Judaism’s greatest lesson: Behavior matters most
If I were asked to identify the greatest Jewish teaching, the most important lesson to be learned from all of Judaism, I would argue that, aside from. . .
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I found God at Columbia
Not many people today can say that they found God or religion at college or graduate school. Most universities, after all, are thoroughly secular. . .
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Michael Tolkin: A new low
As I explained — yet again — in my last column, I made the case in my original column, “Why Is Murder Wrong?” “that if there is no God who. . .
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Is murder wrong?: Progressive dialogue
In my last column, I made the case that if there is no God who declares murder wrong, murder is not, in fact, wrong. While human beings can believe. . .
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Why is murder wrong?
I take it as a given that every reader of this journal believes that murder is wrong. (By murder, I mean the immoral taking of a human life — not. . .
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Age of Feelings
In the Pacific Coast waters off the Northern California city of Eureka on Nov. 10, a mother, a father and their teenage son all died.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Jews and abortion
One of the most frequent questions Christians ask me as a Jew is, “Why aren’t Jews committed to protecting the unborn?”
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A Jew tours for Mitt Romney
I spent last week speaking to thousands of Romney supporters in four “battleground” states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Virginia. I traveled. . .
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The American election and Israel
Americans who care deeply about Israel have to make two decisions regarding the upcoming election.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Dennis Prager: Netanyahu’s U.N. speech
In the eyes of many, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly was a masterful statement of the. . .
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Who will live, who will die?
You don’t have to be a Jewish scholar to note a glaring difference between Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Jan. 1, the secular New Year.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Everything is easier than doing good
Some thoughts for Rosh Hashanah: If we took a vote on what trait we human beings most value, goodness would undoubtedly win. Certainly goodness is. . .
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Lying for the cause
There are many admirable values. The list includes, of course, goodness, integrity and compassion.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Jews and guns
It is a given among liberal and progressive Jews that gun ownership among the general population is a bad thing. The ideal is near-universal. . .
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Q&A with the 'Ground Zero' Imam
On July 20, Jewish Journal columnist Dennis Prager conducted a lengthy interview on his radio show with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of “What’s. . .
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This past month in the Muslim world
Some news items from the Islamic world in the past month.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Why I voted against the tobacco tax
A few weeks ago, California voters narrowly rejected another tax increase not only on cigarettes, but also on those mass murderers — cigar and pipe. . .
Friday, June 15, 2012
Is there a heaven and a hell?
When it comes to the subject of the existence of heaven and hell, most contemporary Jews – meaning Jews who have graduated college, who are. . .