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  • Bartenura, a kosher-for-Passover wine, not just for seders — or Jews

    March 23, 2015 | 12:01 pm

    Joeann Wallace sweeps down the right-hand wall of Wells Discount Liquors on a recent weekday afternoon, grabs a bottle of Bartenura Moscato without breaking stride and steams three aisles over to snag a fruity vodka she likes to mix with her wine selection.

    Wallace, who works in...

  • Racism, Jesus & Christmas

    By Ilana Angel

    December 21, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    It’s been an interesting week.  I’ve had very long days at work getting my clients ready for the holidays, plus finals for my son, finding time to go car shopping with him, and do all my Hanukkah shopping.  I love this time of year, but find I am so tired that my patience is...

  • Anti-semitism again rears its head in Tennessee election

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2008 | 6:02 pm

    Last week I mentioned the entertaining anti-Semitic fan mail I received from George Brooks, a Tennessee minister who has been circulating fliers attacking U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen as “anti-Jesus.” Cohen, as you probably guessed, is...

  • Steven Cohen and the Jews-hate-Jesus campaign

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 31, 2008 | 7:01 pm

    I received some fan mail two weeks ago that I’ve been meaning to indulge. It was from George Brooks, an African-American minister from Tennessee who has been leading a campaign against the re-election of U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, the only white congressman from a predominantly black...

  • Suddenly, I’m an expert on black Jews*

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 12:44 am

    I’m not Rodney Dangerfield, but I’ll admit that from my friends I get no respect. It took me a few painful teenage years to learn how to get people to laugh with me and not at me, or at least how to convince myself otherwise. My wife, God bless her, embraces this tradition and has...

  • Rev. Jackson wants to cut Obama’s nuts off

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 10, 2008 | 2:00 am

    Of course the inestimable (gulp) Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized today for the remarks about Barack Obama that can be seen in the video above. It’s called backtracking. But it doesn’t change the fact that he said Obama has been “talking down to black people on this faith based” and that Jackson wants “to cut his nuts off.”

  • Blocs Play Key Role in Villaraigosa’s Win

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    With his election as mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa now has the chance to deliver on the coalition approach he offered to the voters in the recent campaign. If he succeeds, Los Angeles government may start to find solutions to problems that have previously seemed intractable. If he...

  • The Value of a Day

    By Eric Copage

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    The High Holidays are a time Jews reserve for themselves. They don't seek the approval or participation of gentiles. What if African Americans stopped trying to get white people to celebrate with us and recognized that we have been essential in making this nation?

    As a black...

  • Private Schools: “Many Who Apply Will Not Be Admitted”

    By Sue Stengel

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Since August, all of us have been the targets of television advertisements supporting and opposing Proposition 38. No doubt proponents of the initiative will be quick to use the results of a recent Harvard University study that found an improvement in academic achievement of some...