Jewish Journal

  • This Was Terror

    By Yuval Rotem

    July 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Referring to last week's attack that claimed the lives of Victoria Hen and Ya'akov Aminov as an "isolated incident" does not give any sense of either the viciousness or the scope of the crime committed. Whether or not their murderer belonged to a recognized terror organization, or...

  • Independence Day

    By Uri D. Herscher

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    What to Americans is the real significance of the Fourth of July? Part of the answer may lie in the confluence of the American and the Jewish experience. This Fourth of July weekend, we are especially aware of many parallels between American and Jewish history, recurrent themes of...

  • Don’t Circle the Wagons

    By David A. Lehrer

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) just issued a report headlined, "Anti-Semitism on the Rise," announcing that "a strong undercurrent of Jewish hatred persists in America." The report cites data on anti-Semitic attitudes virtually unchanged from a decade ago, but slightly higher than...

  • U.N., Refugee Camps and Our Money

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Why is the United Nations running refugee camps like Jenin, for people who claim to be living in their own land? How could a refugee camp under U.N. auspices become a world center for recruiting and training suicide bombers? And why is the United States essentially bankrolling these...

  • Selling Israel to Progressive Latinos

    By Gustavo Arellano

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Although progressives' cause-of-the-month is criticizing Israel's treatment of Palestinians, it has been endemic in the Latino left for years.

    These progressive Latinos claim solidarity between themselves and Palestinians based on their supposed shared experience of being "people of...

  • Where Are You?

    By Amy Klein

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Jerusalem -- "Do you have a bomb?" a security guard jokes as he rifles through my Le Sportsac at the Arlozorov train station in Tel Aviv. I'm on my way to Zichron Ya'acov, and have found this irreverently morbid humor creeping into a few interactions with Israelis here. It's been...

  • A Yahrtzeit With Some Hope

    By Aryeh Cohen

    June 20, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    We are closing in on the 20th anniversary of Ariel Sharon's last war -- as we are in the middle of Ariel Sharon's new war. That war, too, was built on a conceptziyah -- the Hebraicized term for grand misunderstanding. That conceptziyah -- a Christian-controlled Lebanon with Israel as...

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