Jewish Journal

Anglo-Saxon?  And By That You Mean…

By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

July 26, 2012 | 5:50 pm

Mitt Romney in London, July 26. Photo by REUTERS/Jason Reed

So, I used to work as a flak in politics, and here’s something I learned.  If a candidate wanted to get a controversial opinion out there—say a racially marked dig at an opponent—here... read on

  • Erev Rav, Really?

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    July 20, 2012 | 1:22 am

    (I will be writing more about the Auschwitz trip at some point, but stuff is marinating, and it’s time to get back to life in LA.  So let me check in about something closer to home.)

    I’ve had some pushback about the name of this blog.

    It appears that, for adherents of a... read on

  • Debriefing Auschwitz Part 2: Poland

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    July 4, 2012 | 10:03 am

    Krakov, the Polish city in which we stayed prior to seeing Auschwitz, is, well, charming.  That’s such a dicey word—right up there with ‘picturesque’—but, really, it is.  Cobbled streets are crowded with cafes and bars and with boutiques that offer the fabulous clothing... read on

  • Debriefing Auschwitz: Part 1

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    July 1, 2012 | 6:14 pm

    So I’m back in the States, on retreat(ish) working through the lessons of this trip to Auschwitz.
    What did I learn that I didn’t know?  Of what was I reminded?  Am I changed?  (No this hasn’t become a Holocaust blog, but this excursion is going to be my curriculum for the next... read on