Jewish Journal

Make it happen: Stop the gun violence

by Rob Eshman

October 8, 2015 | 12:49 pm

Heidi Wickersham (L), 31, comforts her sister Gwendoline Wickersham, 28, during a candlelight vigil for victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Winston, Oregon, on Oct. 3. Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Jeb Bush, meet Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

In the immediate aftermath of the Umpqua Community College mass shooting that... read full article

  • The backyard pilgrim

    by Rob Eshman

    September 30, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    Just after I built our sukkah this year, my wife and I sat on the swing bench that faces it and admired my handiwork.

    As far as I know, there is no...

  • The Republican debate’s $10 question

    by Rob Eshman

    September 24, 2015 | 11:46 am

    The easiest question of the second Republican presidential debate turned out to be the hardest: “Which woman would you put on the $10 bill?”

    All of...

  • In the new year, moving forward ... together

    by Rob Eshman and David Suissa

    September 16, 2015 | 3:00 pm

    A reporter called us one day last month. He had been reading our columns and saw that we were on opposite sides of the Iran deal debate, yet we were...

  • On Iran deal, Biden tells Jews, ‘I promise you it will be enforced’

    by Rob Eshman

    September 9, 2015 | 9:09 pm

    If the Jewish community can’t find a way to heal its wounds after the bruising Iran deal battle, it’s not because Joe Biden didn’t try.


  • In a pickle: Meditation on Yonah Schimmel

    by Rob Eshman

    September 3, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    I can’t help but think that the fact that I am mired squarely in middle age has a lot to do with my return to pickles. In college, I started making...

  • After the Iran vote, now what?

    by Rob Eshman

    September 2, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    Is it over?

    Recently, during a KPCC radio talk show about the Iran deal, the host, Patt Morrison, asked me whether, now that President Barack Obama...

  • Israelis aren’t unified on Iran deal

    by Rob Eshman

    August 26, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    One of the strongest arguments the Jewish opponents of the Iran nuclear deal have wielded is that Israelis are unified in their opposition to it.


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