Jewish Journal

  • Unacceptable

    By Michael Tolkin

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After The New Republic's Gregg Easterbrook wrote in his online column that Jewish executives in Hollywood "worship money above all else," he apologized.

    Every group in some way lives up to its stereotypes, and even knows that about itself -- otherwise there'd be no specific humor...

  • Mourning

    By Avner Hofstein

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On a white brick ledge in his Chatsworth backyard, Avi Hen's fancy barbecue -- once the symbol of his family's happiness -- now sits abandoned. Avi sometimes wanders over to it and remembers the days when he would host 30 people for a party.

    The house would fill with friends; his...

  • Bush Names Friend to Museum Council

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Century City lawyer Donald Etra has been appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council by President Bush, a close friend since their undergraduate days at Yale.

    Etra is joining the governing body of the Holocaust Memorial Museum as the Washington landmark celebrates the 10th...

  • The Nonviolent Fighter

    By Tom Tugend

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Palestinian physics professor Ghassan Andoni treads a difficult line. His ardent advocacy of fighting the "Israeli occupation," by nonviolent methods endears him neither to Palestinian extremists nor to the Israeli authorities.

    In a swing of 10 American cities, Andoni has been...

  • Collection of Pearl’s Articles a Real Gem

    By Aaron Leibel

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "At Home in the World: Collected Writings from The Wall Street Journal" by Daniel Pearl, edited by Helen Cooper (Simon & Schuster, $24).

    From this collection's first article -- "In Indian Quake, Death Haunts the Living" (2001) -- Daniel Pearl's journalistic qualities shine through....

  • Fighting Hate ‘Under Danny’s Banner’

    By Tom Tugend

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Professor Judea Pearl, an internationally recognized authority on machine intelligence, has discovered a great deal about human emotion -- both private and public -- since his son, journalist Daniel Pearl, was murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan eight months ago.

    He, his wife...

  • Truths in Pearl’s Final Words

    By Tom Tugend

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Did Daniel Pearl die as a martyr, proudly proclaiming his Jewishness, or did his abductors force a reluctant admission from him at gunpoint shortly before they killed him?

    Neither scenario fits the journalist's personality and the truth is more complex, said his father, Dr. Judea...

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