Jewish Journal

The Paris rally:  Three questions

By Dennis Prager

2 weeks ago

People hold panels to create the eyes of late Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier, known as "Charb," as hundreds of thousands of French citizens take part in a solidarity march in the streets of Paris on Jan. 11. Photo by Charles Platiau/Reuters

It was a very good thing that millions of French citizens and leaders from around the world gathered in Paris on Jan. 11 to declare “war” on what French President Francois Hollande called... read full article

  • Christians and Jews, united in conversation and shared values

    by Rabbi Abraham Skorka

    2 weeks ago

    There exists a deep relationship between Judaism and Christianity rooted both in a shared history and religious values. History shows us that Jews and Christians once knew one another very well, recognizing that in some way we were brothers, like Jacob and Esau. In fact, in the...

  • Letters to the editor: Mensches, Rabbi Toba August, OAN and more

    2 weeks ago

    Leading Lady of Lev Eisha

    The article “Female Rabbis at Forefront of Pioneering Prayer Communities” (Dec. 19) gave well-deserved recognition to women rabbis who have defined and inspired several previously unserved groups of Jews in the L.A. area and beyond. However, it...

  • Tough love for Islam

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    We’re conditioned to respect all religions. But what happens when we’re confronted with a religion that looks more like a political ideology? When I criticize Islam, I don’t criticize its spiritual beauty; I criticize the fact that in too many places around the world, the religion...

  • Bring your gun to synagogue

    by Matthew Chase, The Daily Caller

    2 weeks ago

    Last week’s attacks in France should be ample evidence that the late Rabbi Meir Kahane was right when he popularized the slogans, “Every Jew a .22” and “Never Again!” 

    Since 2008 I have been carrying a Glock 19 with me virtually everywhere it’s legally permitted – including the...

  • France’s wake-up call

    by Simone Rodan-Benzaquen, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The kosher supermarket was chosen deliberately. Men, women and children were shopping and preparing for Shabbat. Only two days before the attack, terrorists had left 10 of the best-known satirical journalists and cartoonists dead at Charlie Hebdo. Three French police officers were...

  • UCLA’S Center for Near Eastern Studies: A response to a groundless attack

    by James L. Gelvin

    2 weeks ago

    Recently, the Jewish Journal published an opinion piece by Tammi Rossman-Benjamin and Leila Beckwith, who have spent the better part of four years bashing the Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) at UCLA.  Their goal?  To make an example of CNES to pressure Congress to abolish...

  • I miss his voice: Remembering Maher Hathout

    by Rabbi Sarah Bassin

    2 weeks ago

    As a rabbi who ran an interfaith organization, I had the opportunity to build deep relationships in the Muslim-American community.  And because of those relationships and my understanding of what Dr. Maher Hathout meant to that community, I mourn his passing.  He and I had few...

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