Jewish Journal

Israel’s Tightrope

By Rob Eshman

October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

If you want to understand Israel's role in America's new war on terror, think back to a time when the World Trade Center was still standing. In 1974, the French aerialist Philippe Petit... read full article

  • Deja vu

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    September 11, 2001.

    This morning, America woke up to the same nightmare that my parents did on February 6, 1985. On that morning, my parents in Los Angeles heard the news that a suicide bomber had attacked an Israel Defense Forces convoy in Southern Lebanon. Reports of casualties...

  • Israel Under Siege

    By Henry A. Waxman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On the news it's easy to find sickening evidence of the terrorist war being waged against Israel; harder to find, but no less real, are other insidious assaults that are growing in number and venom. This week, the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, which convened in...

  • A Mitzvah Resolution

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    We all have favorite mitzvot: slowing down the pace on Shabbat, building a sukkah, frolicking at Purim, studying Jewish texts, praying to God. With Rosh Hashana at hand, my New Year's resolution is to share the amazing experience we call hachnasat orchim. It means opening one's home...

  • Mea Culpas

    By Amy Klein

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Even for a journalist who tries to keep an open mind, it's hard to watch the world media equate the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis as a level playing field, tit for tat. They bomb, we retaliate; a war between equals, or worse, a war between unequals with Israel as the...

  • Time to Survive

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Either the authoritarians of Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority have the power to direct, control, intercept and stymie Arab terrorist attacks against Israel, or they do not. If this year's proliferation of Arab mass murder has been within the Palestinian Authority's power to...

  • A Dangerous Beast

    By Leonard Fein

    August 23, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The rituals are familiar by now. The sudden bulletins; the footage of chaos and shock and devastation; the anxious wait for the casualty list; the statements of condemnation; the statements of justification; the insane competition over who gets the "credit;" the haunting search for...

  • Your Letters

    August 2, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Israel Solidarity Rally

    David Myers may be an accomplished professor of history, but his assessment of the present is open to question ("Rally Later," July 27). He disputes the need for solidarity, which he believes should be saved for times when Israel's "survival is in question,"...

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