Jewish Journal

  • Not for Keeps

    by Burt Prelutsky

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There are lots of things wrong with awards, aside from the fact that I so rarely win one. First off, there are way too many of them. All some people have...

  • Mother of Invention

    by Jane Ulman

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The photographs from my son Gabe's bar mitzvah sit on my dining room table, waiting to be ordered.

    His bar mitzvah took place more than a year ago.


  • Peace and Processing

    by Stuart Schoffman

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent Tuesday even-ing, 24 hours before the arrival of Yom HaShoah, I attended a symposium in Jerusalem on a subject both intriguing and urgent:...

  • Was FDR to Blame?

    by Leonard Fein

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars will doubtless continue to debate Franklin Roosevelt's actions -- and inaction -- regarding the Holocaust. What did he know? When did he know it?...

  • FDR’s Holocaust of Inaction

    by Sidney Zion

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    FDR died on April 12, 1945. I was 11 years old and heard the news on the radio in the bird store, where I was buying seed for my little canary.

    I ran home...

  • Draining the Swamps

    by Stuart Schoffman

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Passover in Jerusalem, the holiday of freedom. Wildflowers decorate the hillsides, allergic sneezers fill the sidewalk cafes, schoolchildren on vacation...

  • Strangers at the Feast

    by Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My worst Passover was my first in Los Angeles, more than half a lifetime ago. I had nowhere to go the first night, and the second night, a college friend...

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