Jewish Journal


by Rob Eshman

1 week ago

A Syrian refugee holds his newborn baby as he arrives on a raft on the Greek island of Lesbos on Nov. 10, 2015. Photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The campaign to keep Syrian refugees out of the United States represents a complete lack of faith — not just in Syrian refugees,... read full article

  • Reform movement will continue to push for transgender rights

    by Barbara Weinstein, JTA

    1 week ago

    On Nov. 5, delegates to the Union for Reform Judaism’s 73rd biennial convention unanimously adopted a resolution on the rights of transgender and gender...

  • The Republicans’ rhetoric of hate and fear

    by Walter Brasch

    1 week ago

    Fear, laced with paranoia, is driving the American response against allowing Syrian refugees into the United States.

    President Obama has said he would...

  • Why no Facebook filter in solidarity with Israeli victims?

    by Jordana Horn, JTA

    1 week ago

    “Show your support for the people of Paris by temporarily updating your profile picture with this new template we created,” read the Facebook-sponsored...

  • Meet Ezra Schwartz

    by Peter Himmelman

    1 week ago

    Meet Ezra Schwartz.

    He’s eighteen and spending his gap year in Israel, just like my own children did. At least he was until yesterday. Now he’s dead.

  • Jihadism is not nihilism

    by Marty Kaplan

    1 week ago

    In the partisan battle over describing the Islamic State, Democrats have fastened on a philosophical term from 19th century European intellectual...

  • Welcome the refugees

    by Douglas Bloomfield

    1 week ago

    In the 1940s, politicians and the State Department saw the war ravaging Europe and said only Christians could enter this country as refugees, and only a...

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