Jewish Journal

  • A response: The case against the Islamic center

    By Dennis Prager

    September 22, 2010 | 1:21 pm

    Two weeks ago, The Jewish Journal published a column by Dennis Prager titled “A Question for ‘Progressive’ Jews Who Support the Ground Zero Mosque.” In it, he argued that there are similarities between plans to build an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in Manhattan...

  • A question for ‘progressive’ Jews who support the Ground Zero mosque

    By Dennis Prager

    September 8, 2010 | 10:50 am

    Jews who call themselves “progressive” and are overwhelmingly in favor of building a $100 million Islamic center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero need to explain why, 26 years ago, “progressive” Jews were just as adamant in opposing the Catholic convent that was built...

  • Why has America treated Jews so well?

    By Dennis Prager

    August 24, 2010 | 11:40 pm

    If there is anything that religious and secular Jews, liberal and conservative Jews, can agree on, it is that we live in a country that has treated Jews better than any other in which Jews have lived.

    This is not only true for American Jews, but for embattled Jews abroad and for...

  • Siddur Baseball

    By Dennis Prager

    August 10, 2010 | 11:05 pm

    When I was a kid in yeshiva, we played a game during davening (prayer services) called siddur (prayer book) baseball. We mostly played this at Orthodox summer camp during Shabbat services — because it was baseball season, and because Shabbat services were much longer than the daily...

  • How Open-Minded Are Jewish Liberals?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 27, 2010 | 6:48 pm

    Jewish liberals, like other liberals, believe that there are three positive traits that describe liberals far more accurately than they describe conservatives — compassionate, intellectual and open-minded.

    Though I am a Jewish conservative, I don’t believe that either side has...

  • Lessons for the Rest of Us From the Success of Chabad

    By Dennis Prager

    July 13, 2010 | 5:25 pm

    Most Jews, whether Orthodox, non-Orthodox or secular, acknowledge that Chabad is a uniquely successful Jewish enterprise.

    Like many others, I am convinced that if mankind ever settles another planet, some Chabad couple will surely be among the first settlers. Having visited Chabad...

  • Musical Instruments on Shabbat?

    By Dennis Prager

    June 30, 2010 | 12:30 am

    My 15 years in yeshiva and a lifetime of work with Orthodox Jews and Orthodox organizations have given me an immense respect for Orthodoxy. It is impossible to imagine Jewish life without the Orthodox, their seriousness about Judaism, and their commitment to learning and practice.


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