Jewish Journal

  • Web Can Ensnare Victims Quickly

    By Julie G Fax

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In his 35-year career, Rabbi Juda Mintz established a Jewish youth group in Montreal, founded a traditional congregation and a campus Hillel in Atlanta and led more than 50 missions to Israel -- all without the aid of a computer.

    But when he was hired at a Mount Freedom, N.J.,...

  • Solace in SoCal

    By Denise Berger

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Sergio Edelsztein said he would not have come from Israel to a cultural exchange in New York. "Los Angeles is so much more open, and it's still about regular people -- not so much of an establishment," said the director of the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv.

    Edelsztein was...

  • Iraq War Not Just Means to Just End

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Two profound teachings of Jewish tradition should be guiding the actions of Jews today in regard to Iraq.

    The first is, "Tzedek, tzedek, tirdof," or "Justice, justice, shall you pursue." The ancient rabbis asked, "Why 'justice' twice?

    They answered: "Seek just ends by just means;...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Snow Hits Israel

    Snow blanketed portions of Israel on Monday. Because of heavy snow in the north, the Hermon ski resort and roads leading to the Golan Heights were closed. In Jerusalem, which witnessed major traffic jams, schools closed at 2 p.m. Other parts of the country were...

  • War necessary and just under Jewish Law

    By Rabbi Irving Greenberg

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One cannot answer the question of whether going to war with Iraq is morally justified without first establishing what state we are in now.

    The truth, which many American Jews find too bitter to swallow, is that we are in a state of total war already. We face an implacable enemy who...

  • Prager Mulls Run for Senate in 2004

    By Buzzy Gordon

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Prominent nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager may run for the U.S. Senate, challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, Prager told the Journal this week.

    "I'm still only in the thinking and talking stage," said the outspoken Republican. "No exploratory...

  • Education Briefs

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Reform Day School Leaders Unite

    Some 40 people from around the country gathered to discuss education issues at the annual Progressive Association of Reform Jewish Day Schools (PARDeS) Conference at Wilshire Boulevard Temple from Feb. 22-25. This year's theme was values and...

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