Jewish Journal

  • Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas and secular universities

    By Dennis Prager

    December 1, 2010 | 12:59 pm

    The Wall Street Journal recently published a column about ultra-Orthodox (Charedi) Jews in Israel who do not work for a living. Sixty-five percent of ultra-Orthodox men ages 35-54 do not go to work. Instead, they study Torah while demanding increasing amounts of money from the taxes...

  • I wish settlements were the issue

    By Dennis Prager

    November 16, 2010 | 10:17 pm

    According to every liberal editorial page in America (and virtually every editorial page abroad), according to President Obama, the United Nations and every other liberal institution, and according to Jews on the left, the major impediment to peace in the Middle East is Israel’s...

  • Human nature, Judaism and liberals: response to my critics

    By Dennis Prager

    November 3, 2010 | 5:04 pm

    If my mail is any indication, I suspect I aroused considerably more anger among Jews by arguing that man is not basically good (and that the belief in man’s innate goodness is neither rational nor Jewish) than I would have had I argued that there is no God.

    If my suspicion is...

  • Are people basically good?

    By Dennis Prager

    October 20, 2010 | 10:55 am

    Ask most Jews if they believe that people are basically good and you are likely to get a positive response.

    That is why if Jews are familiar

    with anything from the diary of Anne Frank, the most widely read book to come out of the Holocaust, it is her comment that “in spite of...

  • Jews, Christians, Muslims and self-criticism

    By Dennis Prager

    October 6, 2010 | 10:21 am

    One of the most brilliant individuals writing today, a man who goes by the pen name of Ibn Warraq, writes in his book “Defending the West” that a unique aspect of the West has been its self-criticism.

    As he points out, it is literally unique. It has been found nowhere else...

  • 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...

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