Jewish Journal

The unexpected power of vacation Shabbat

by Yoni Weinberg

2 hours ago

Double dome of the Berlin synagogue. Photo from Shutterstock.com

Shabbat – the 7th day, a day of rest, a chance to refrain from all the usual business of the week. No work, no cell phone, no... read full article

  • Send California your anchor babies

    by Joe Mathews, Zocalo Public Square

    5 hours ago

    You better anchor me, baby.

    Because I find it impossible to write with restraint when politicians start using babies – babies using babies! – to prey...

  • Refugees a sign of unraveling world order

    by Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman

    6 hours ago

    As the known and secret parts of the Iran nuke deal spin into place like the uncertain number of Iranian centrifuges, President Barack Obama has...

  • Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    1 day ago

    Now that enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and...

  • Art, man and God

    by Lana Melman

    1 day ago

    I wonder what our prayers sound like to God during these Days of Awe. As the earth spins on its axis and Jews across the globe gather together to...
  • To buttress Iran deal, a NATO-like treaty with Israel

    by Steven L. Spiegel

    1 day ago

    When America faced fears of a nuclear attack during the Cuban Missile Crisis more than 50 years ago, President John Kennedy offered a strong statement...

  • The Iran deal is done: What history should teach us

    by Michael Berenbaum

    2 days ago

    Thirty four Senators – 32 Democrats, plus two Independents who caucus with the Democrats – have come out in favor of the Iran deal, enough Senators to...

  • What monkeys can teach us about politics

    by Susan Perry, Zocalo Public Square

    2 days ago

    Whenever I find myself in a contentious academic meeting or I see clips of Congress trying to pass (or kill) a bill, I am reminded of capuchin monkeys.


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