Jewish Journal

We will defend Israel

by Sherrill Kaye

18 hours ago

I remember it like yesterday. Blissfully ignorant of the horror that had been unfolding, I happily sent my kids off to school in Los Angeles, California that fateful morning of September... read full article

  • A prayer for peace

    by Ariel Rose Brenner

    22 hours ago

    As an American visiting Jerusalem for a month, the Tuesday night of the first air raid siren in the city was a new experience for me. Rationality told me that I was safe. Under the protection of the Iron Dome, the probability of one of Hamas’ rockets reaching the ground was slim,...

  • Israel and Islamism are both occupying Palestine

    by Qanta Ahmed

    2 days ago

    While Gazans, their Hamas leadership and pro-Palestinian supporters around the world condemn Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, now turning into a ground invasion, it’s time Muslims examined the Other Occupation: the inexorable advance of political Islamism over Islam.

  • The immigration debate: Children at the border

    by Serena Oberstein

    2 days ago

    Earlier this month, when I saw the images from Murrieta of anti-immigration protesters blocking a bus of undocumented women and children, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the story of the MS St. Louis, the boat of Jewish refugees that attempted to reach America in 1939.

    When I...

  • If Norman Lear at 92 is what 92 is, I’ll have what he’s having

    By Marty Kaplan

    2 days ago

    It is not widely known that Norman Lear and I have the same mother.

    Norman once called his mother in Bridgeport, Conn., and said, “Mother, I just got this call. The Television Academy is forming a Hall of Fame. And the first inductees are going to be General Sarnoff and Edward R....

  • An Israeli summer

    by David Ya'ari

    2 days ago

    My children do not understand the complexities nor the myriad issues surrounding Operation “Protective edge,” Israel’s defensive ground response to over 1,500 rockets launched from Hamas during the past two weeks.   But then again at ages 5 and 3, they are not supposed to.   They...

  • Why do people hate Israel?

    By Dennis Prager

    2 days ago

    We live in a bad world.

    There is nothing new about that. The world has been pretty bad since its inception. That’s why God destroyed it and started all over again (with little to show for the new experiment, one might add).

    From a moral perspective, look at the world since...

  • Don’t kill us

    by Daniel Steinberg, Mona Ghannoum, Margo Feuer and Marwa Abdeghani

    2 days ago

    We are teenagers on summer vacation. Some of us are religious Jews and some of us are religious Muslims. We are in different places and we come from different places.

    We are your future.  And four quite like us -- Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrach, and Mohammed Abu...

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