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  • Where Were You When It Happened? A Meditation on Missing Buildings

    By Rick Lupert

    September 11, 2016 | 8:00 pm

    “Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.”
      ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

    I’ll tell you where I was
    woke up at eight in the morning in Sherman Oaks
    It had already happened

    Showered to get ready for the meeting
    had no idea it had happened
    About to walk out the door and my...

  • Remembering September 11, 2001

    By Ilana Angel

    September 11, 2016 | 6:52 pm

    On September 11, 2001, 2,819 people were murdered during the attacks on America. We must never forget. These are the names of the people who died on that horrible day.  Remember. Pray. Keep the faith.

    Gordon M. Aamoth, Jr.
Edelmiro Abad 
Maria Rose Abad 
Andrew Anthony Abate
...

  • UCI 911: Police Rescue Jewish Students as Intifada Returns to Campus

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    May 20, 2016 | 4:02 pm

    Hearing chants of "Long live the Intifada" on video shot at UCI Wednesday night brings back the tumultuous and scary days as a campus rabbi at University of California, Irvine. (Video below)

    As the campus rabbi at UCI for almost five years, I became accustomed to constant...

  • Cartoon: The third tower

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 4, 2016 | 3:46 pm

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  • Iran calls $10 billion ruling over 9/11 ‘ridiculous’

    March 14, 2016 | 2:58 pm

    Iran said a U.S. court ruling last week ordering it to pay more than $10 billion for its alleged role in the 9/11 attacks is “ridiculous.”

    “This judgement is so ridiculous … more than ever before it damages the credibility of the U.S. judicial system,” Iranian Foreign Ministry...

  • Farrakhan praises Trump for not taking Jewish money, repeats claim that Jews behind 9/11

    March 1, 2016 | 11:30 am

    Donald Trump won praise from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for not taking Jewish money in his quest for the White House.

    Farrakhan, who has made frequent anti-Semitic comments, lauded Trump during a sermon Sunday in Chicago, according to the Anti-Defamation League ...

  • Gun control and mass shootings: A conversation with a Second Amendment expert

    December 9, 2015 | 3:39 pm

    Since 9/11, for every American killed by terrorism in the United States and worldwide, more than 1,000 died from firearms inside the U.S., according to the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Including the attacks of 9/11, 3,380 died between 2001 and 2013, the...

  • Hillary, Jeb and 9/11

    By Rob Eshman

    October 20, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    Of all the places to be when Donald Trump said George W. Bush bore some responsibility for 9/11, I happened to be at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in Manhattan.

    It’s pretty hard to stand beside a wall marked by 2,983 tiles — each painted a different shade of blue to...

  • Jon Stewart lobbies for 9/11 first responder benefits on Capitol Hill

    September 17, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    Jon Stewart lobbied members of Congress to extend benefits to workers and first responders who were injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

    The former host of “The Daily Show” spoke to Ground Zero first responders, advocates and other Sept. 11 survivors at a rally...

  • Florida man arrested in alleged Kansas City 9/11 memorial bomb plot

    September 10, 2015 | 4:00 pm

    A Florida man has been arrested and accused of plotting to detonate a pressure-cooker bomb at a memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

    Joshua Ryne Goldberg, 20, was arrested...

  • ‘Chained’ Orthodox women and four other forgotten Jewish stories from Sept. 11

    September 10, 2015 | 2:50 pm

    Every year, Sept. 11 is commemorated across the United States in schools, synagogues and other public places. But 14 years on, some of the fallout from the devastating attack has inevitably slipped from public memory. Here are five forgotten stories of Sept. 11 that involve the...

  • Personal grief, national grief and how we remember

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    September 8, 2015 | 5:35 pm

    It’s that time of year again, when I feel less like a citizen of Los Angeles and more like the New Yorker I was before my Western migration seven years ago. A look at the calendar, a clear blue sky, a helicopter circling overhead all cause an idiopathic pang that transports me back...

  • A Moment In the Dark for Iris

    July 8, 2015 | 4:00 am

    [Editor’s Note: 18 students of the Gamliel Institute, the leadership training arm of Kavod v’Nichum, having successfully completed all courses and requirements as part of the certification process by the Gamliel Institute, participated in, and recently returned from, the first ever...

  • CIA used Israel to justify torture

    December 10, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The newly-released report by the US Senate Intelligence Committee on the CIA’s use of torture says that CIA lawyers used Israel as a justification for building a legal case for torture of Al-Qaeda suspects after the 9/11...

  • Fliers posted at UC Santa Barbara say Jews were behind 9/11 attacks

    By Jared Sichel

    September 30, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    Raising the alarm amongst Jewish leaders in Southern California, some students arriving this past weekend at UC Santa Barbara for the beginning of a new school year were greeted with fliers claiming that Israel was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

    “911 was an outside job,”...

  • Changing the world, one step at a time - Q&A with advocate Brigitte Gabriel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 24, 2014 | 8:32 am

    Brigitte Gabriel (49,) a bestselling author, activist, a leading expert on global Islamic terrorism, and founder and President of ACT! for America, has one fascinating life story. She was born in Lebanon to a Maronite Christian family, and spent her childhood in amid the Lebanese...

  • The legacy of 9/11 hero Danny Lewin

    October 9, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    At the center of the 9/11 attacks against the United States by Islamofascist terror, an unlikely hero played a largely unknown role. He sacrificed his life in an attempt to stop the hijacking of one of the planes that later crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He...

  • Moving and Shaking: 9/11 memorial, Dr. Kenneth Bernstein and Michelle Wolf honored

    By Ryan Torok

    September 20, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Consul General David Siegel thanking the men of the LAFD Fire Station 88. Courtesy of the Consulate General of Israel, Los Angeles.

    In honor of 9/11, Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel took part in a private visit to Los Angeles Fire Station 88, where he met...

  • Hacking groups calling for 9/11 cyber attacks against Israel, U.S. [VIDEO]

    September 10, 2013 | 1:25 pm

    International computer hacking groups called on Muslim hackers to attack U.S. and Israeli websites and other Internet presences on 9/11.

    The threat for Wednesday was posted last week in a YouTube video by the hacker groups Anonymous, AnonGhost and Fallaga. The groups are...

  • Accused Boston Marathon bomber pleads ‘not guilty’ to attack

    July 10, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to committing the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, a crime that could bring the death penalty.

    The 19-year-old ethnic Chechen spoke clearly in court, repeatedly answering that he was "not...

  • Some Information for David Suissa

    By Aryeh Cohen

    April 23, 2013 | 5:22 pm

    David Suissa bemoans the "fact" that Muslims are not self-critical, nor do they condemn terror attacks loudly enough. 

    So for general edification I spent 5 minutes on Google and came up with this list. 

    9/11http://kurzman.unc.edu/islamic-statements-against-terrorism/

    ...

  • U.N. official pins blame for Boston Marathon bombing on ‘Tel Aviv’

    April 23, 2013 | 9:11 am

    Richard Falk, an official for the U.N. Human Rights Council, in an online commentary blamed the Boston Marathon bombing on "Tel Aviv."

    "(A)s long as Tel Aviv has the compliant ear of the American political establishment, those who wish for peace and justice in the world should...

  • Criticism is not Islamophobia

    By David Suissa

    April 22, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    Criticism is the oxygen of journalism. Here at the Jewish Journal, we will criticize anything that we believe deserves criticism, including religion. We will criticize preachers who use Christianity to express hatred and bigotry toward gays as much as we will criticize religious...

  • ‘Zero Dark’ writer faces the controversy

    By Pat Sierchio

    February 19, 2013 | 11:32 am

    The time: 2003. The place: Black Site — Undisclosed Location. A battered man strung up by his wrists is being questioned by an interrogator. When he refuses to answer, he is forced to the ground and held down by three men wearing ski masks. A black towel is wrapped around his face,...

  • Hollywood’s history lesson: What counts when truth gets in the way

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 19, 2013 | 7:04 am

    The year is 2063. In a Los Angeles classroom, a group of history students awaits the day’s lesson on the Civil War period. The teacher announces that instead of reading from a textbook, the class will watch the movie “Lincoln,” by Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner. The lights dim,...

  • My 9/11

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 11, 2012 | 12:50 pm

    I was only 11 at the time, but 9/11 is a date I'll never forget. I was at home alone, busy with my homework, when the phone rang. I picked it up, and on the other side was my aunt, and she sounded hysterical: "Noga! Where is your father?" –"Abroad", I replied. "Somewhere In the...

  • Kenneth Feinberg: The 9/11 mediator who listens

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 11, 2012 | 12:20 pm

    When massive tragedy strikes in the United States, when half a dozen or a score or thousands of people are killed in a single incident, when disaster hits a region, Kenneth Feinberg often gets a call.

    The Washington attorney is perhaps best known for his work as the administrator...

  • Shapiro at 9/11 ceremony: U.S. won’t allow Iran to have nuclear weapon

    September 11, 2012 | 11:42 am

    U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro said that the United States “would not permit Iran to be armed with a nuclear weapon.”

    He made his remarks Tuesday during a ceremony near Jerusalem to remember the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    The ceremony by the U.S. Embassy in...

  • September 11, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 11, 2012 | 1:53 am

    In-depth

    Jews Question Their Future in Germany

    The bitterness of the debate over circumcision and ongoing anti-Semitic attacks have made some in Germany's 100,000-strong Jewish community question their presence in the country, says Der Spiegel.   

    The main synagogue of the...

  • September 11

    By Ilana Angel

    September 10, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    On September 11, 2001, 2,819 people were killed in the attacks on America.  We must never forget what happened, or those that were lost. These are the names of people who died on that horrible day.  Remember.  Pray.  Keep the faith.

    WORLD TRADE CENTER Gordon M. Aamoth,...

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