Jewish Journal

Why Scottish Jews are nervous about independence referendum

by Jenni Frazer

6 days ago

'Yes' campaign supporters gather for a rally outside the BBC in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sept. 14. Photo by Paul Hackett/Reuters

Whenever I did something wrong in school my teachers would shake their heads and mutter to each other, with feeling, “Her mother’s English, you know,” in a sort of... read full article

  • Virtual support

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    6 days ago

    Back in the dark ages of the early 1990s, before the word “Internet” was officially defined, there weren’t a lot of ways for patients with the same disease or health conditions to communicate. You might have gotten connected to a few other patients at the doctor’s office, or in a...

  • Kim Kardashian

    by Shia Altman

    6 days ago

    Kim Kardashian...

    Is not the subject of this column. 

    Hollywood lost two giants recently.  Joan Rivers was just laid to rest.  A few weeks ago, Robin Williams left us.  I am not going to write in-depth tributes to these two amazing people; that has been done and will continue...

  • Did we just watch the last California gubernatorial debate—ever?

    by Joe Mathews, Zocalo Public Square

    1 week ago

    Did we just watch the last California gubernatorial debate—ever?      

    Trick question. It appears very few of us bothered to watch last week’s debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and challenger Neel Kashkari. If this proves to be the last such debate—a real possibility since there...

  • Bonding with Israel’s fallen heroes

    by Asher Sebban

    1 week ago

    Like most of my friends, I came to Israel on an organized summer program.  For a number of reasons, I switched gears halfway through and became an intern at OneFamily, Israel's leading national organization solely dedicated to the rehabilitation of victims of terror attacks and...

  • The media’s tragic obsession with Israel

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    Who pays the highest price for the media’s obsession with Israel? Hint: It’s not Israel. It’s the millions of victims who are ignored while the media chases what former Associated Press reporter Matti Friedman calls its “hostile obsession with Jews.” 

    Why this obsession?

    In his...

  • On a sharing economy and politics

    by Andres Martinez, Zocalo Public Square

    1 week ago

    Uber has pulled off what few others can these days: The beloved car service (if I’m allowed to describe it so prosaically) has united politicians of all persuasions. Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians are all vying to outdo each other in portraying the popular company, and...

  • Shape shifting

    by Rabbi Gershon Winkler

    1 week ago

    Listen carefully.  This is an actual teaching by the ancient Hebrew sages, as recorded in the Talmud:

    “After seven years, the hyena turns into a large bat. After seven years as a large bat it turns into a small bat. After seven years as a small bat it turns into a thorny weed....

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