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  • We Need Blacks’ Aid in Anti-Semitism Fight

    By Rabbi Marc Schneier

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish people are under attack. Horrific expressions of anti-Semitism are spreading across the United States and the world. These attacks, both verbal and physical, are occurring at all levels of society, from the highest ranks of government to individuals on the street.

    This...

  • Who Causes Anti-Semitism?

    By Leonard Fein

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    There is a gathering hysteria in the American Jewish community that is dangerously self-destructive. Life as a Jew these days may not be -- is not -- a bed of roses, but neither is it a bed of thorns. Yet to hear some in our community tell it, thorns are all there are.

    Consider:...

  • Have a Very Jewish Xmas

    By Rabbi Daniel Greyber

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish law requires that we publicize the miracle of Chanukah -- both when we light and where we light. We light the Chanukah candles after dark when they are most visible and we light in the early evening when most people are still out and about. We place our chanukiot by the window...

  • Community Briefs

    December 25, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rose Parade Proselytizing

    Two rival teams will square off in Pasadena on New Year's Day. No, not USC vs. Michigan. Get ready for the ultimate grudge match: Jews for Judaism vs. Jews for Jesus.

    A year after Jews for Jesus' international witnessing campaign, Behold Your God, hit...

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  • Drive Opens to Free 11 Jews Held in Iran

    By Tom Tugend

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Babak Tehrani was 17 years old in June 1994 when he hugged his parents and two younger brothers, left his home in Tehran and, guided by a well-paid smuggler, tried to slip across the rugged mountains from Iran into Pakistan.

    He was joined by his friend, 20-year-old Shaheen Nikkhoo,...

  • Community Briefs

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Wiesenthal Delegation Asks Pope to Condemn Terror

    In a 40-minute private audience Monday, Dec. 1 with Pope John Paul II, a Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation appealed to the pontiff to condemn suicide bombings and international terrorism as "crimes against God and crimes...

  • Republican Redux: Jews Going Right?

    By James D. Besser

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In a town famous for hot air, the Washington Post made a major contribution over the weekend with an oft-repeated tale of how Jewish voters, concerned about terrorism and Israel, are about to migrate to the greener pastures of the GOP.

    Jewish Democrats reacted angrily, saying it was...

  • In 2003, We Are STRONG

    By Michael Berenbaum

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Item 1: I received a call the other day from a journalist employed by a respected Jewish magazine working on a story titled, "Is a Second Holocaust Brewing?"

    Item 2: Arthur Cohn, a well-respected and talented filmmaker repeated in The Jewish Journal and The Forward the canard first...

  • ADL Marks 90 Years

    By Amanda Susskind

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League is celebrating its 90th anniversary this week, marking its beginnings in Chicago when Sigmund Livingston, a young Jewish lawyer, watched a vaudeville show portraying Jews as greedy, dishonest characters with hooked noses and thick accents.

    Knowing that such...

  • The Top 10 Reasons Why Today Is Different

    By Michael Berenbaum

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The top 10 reasons why the vulnerability of the 1930s cannot be compared with contemporary Jewish vulnerability:

    10. Hitler ruled most of Europe; Arafat can't move beyond the rubble of his compound.

    9. In the 1930s, Jews were without adequate power to defend themselves. Those with...

  • Main Findings in Suppressed Report

    By Toby Axelrod

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The study that the European Union's Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia commissioned was prompted by a wave of anti-Semitic incidents in Europe that intensified in the spring of 2002. The report was suppressed, allegedly to avoid offending Europe's large Muslim communities....

  • Yoffie Emphasizes Need to Forge Links

    By Joe Berkofsky

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Reform Jews cannot go it alone.

    That was the message at the Reform movement's 67th biennial in Minneapolis last week.

    Despite numerically dominating the North American Jewish landscape, Reform Jews must reach out to other Reform Jews in Israel and Eastern Europe and fight...

  • Lieberman, Easterbrook and Dearborn

    By Jack Weiss

    October 23, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sound bites from last week:

    "I am Joseph, your brother." -- Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), speaking before the Arab-American Institute in Dearborn, Mich.

    "Disney's CEO, Michael Eisner, is Jewish; the chief of Miramax, Harvey Weinstein, is Jewish. Yes, there are plenty of Christian...

  • Harvard Campaign Against Hate

    By Rachel Fish

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Feeling frustrated about Arab anti-Semitism? Upset by people's insensitivity toward Jewish concerns? Think you're powerless to influence your school or community? Think again.

    A group of Harvard students spoke out against hate speech in the Middle East, and, thanks to the support of...

  • Just a Peace Rally? Read the Fine Print

    By David Finnigan

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    This Sunday's "End Occupation" rally in Hollywood has led Jewish watchdog groups to be concerned about the increasing anti-Semitism of the antiwar movement.

    "How did the antiwar movement become anti-Semitic?" asked Amanda Susskind, regional director of the Pacific Southwest Region...

  • New Books: World Hates Us, Let’s Eat

    By David Finnigan

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Solid proof that Jew-hating is on the rise is the number of nonfiction titles publishers are releasing on the subject.

    The human fever called anti-Semitism finds the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) borrowing from the Jewish Defense League (JDL), with the JDL's mantra "Never Again!"...

  • Education Briefs

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Catholic Teachers Learn About Holocaust

    Fourth-grade teacher Humberto De La Rosa had never heard of the term "anti-Semitic." Like most of his students at St. Malachy, a Catholic school in South Los Angeles, which is 75 percent black and 25 percent Latino, the educator had little...

  • Hancock Park Shul War Back in Court

    By Julie G Fax

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The rabbi of a small, embattled congregation is charging that anti-Semites and self-hating Jews are using zoning laws to get Orthodox Jews out of Hancock Park as an epic eight-year legal battle heads back to court.

    Nine neighbors filed a complaint last month asking a judge to bar...

  • The Jesus Movie Gibson Should Make

    By David Klinghoffer

    August 14, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders continue to decry Mel Gibson's forthcoming Jesus movie for supposedly threatening to whip up anti-Semitism. Due out next April, "The Passion" identifies Jewish priests as instigators of the crucifixion. Maimonides, too, in his Mishnah Torah, affirms Jewish involvement...

  • Why Not Joe?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    To find out why many Jews have a problem with the presidential candidacy of Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), I spoke to Joe Lieberman.

    We met in a Century City office. Friends-of-Joe had pressed him to hold a private interview with The Jewish Journal to address head-on the qualms...

  • Where Lies the Real Cause of Anti-Semitism?

    By Hillel Halkin

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When we ask ourselves whether anti-Semitism is essentially one thing or many, just as when we ask ourselves whether or how it will cease -- when we ask, in other words, what must change to make it cease -- are we not really asking whether the real cause of anti-Semitism is to be...

  • French Jews Brace for More Violence

    By Uriel Heilman

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    One recent Friday night in a Paris suburb, Gerard Benichou was walking home from synagogue services when an Arab assailant, yelling "dirty Jew," jumped him from behind and began pounding his face.

    His nose was broken, and he was taken to the hospital. That night, Benichou went to...

  • A Libel That Holds No Truth

    By Dennis Prager

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Some Americans apparently believe that we have gone to war with Iraq "because of the Jews." Having written a book explaining anti-Semitism ("Why the Jews?

    The Reason for Anti-Semitism," Simon & Schuster, 1983), all I can do is marvel at the durability of anti-Semitism and the...

  • Jews Vulnerable in Muslim Lands

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As the U.S. military pounds Iraq, Jewish communities in Muslim countries may become increasingly vulnerable.

    Jews not only are tiny minorities in the Muslim world, but to some of their surrounding public, they represent the perceived twin threats of Israel and America.

    As...

  • A Libel That Holds No Truth

    By Dennis Prager

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Some Americans apparently believe that we are going to war with Iraq "because of the Jews." Having written a book explaining anti-Semitism ("Why the Jews? The Reason for Anti-Semitism," Simon & Schuster, 1983), all I can do is marvel at the durability of anti-Semitism and the...

  • MOTs Go Mainstream

    By Michael Aushenker

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One evening while Steve Schub was studying at Hebrew University in 1990, his punk rock band had an unlikely guest: Artimus Pyle, drummer for classic Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd. A year later, Schub was working as a bellboy Park Central Hotel in New York, when the Lynyrd...

  • Polls Find U.S. Jews Worried but Calm

    By James D. Besser

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    It's been a busy few weeks for pollsters who study the Jewish community -- and for the politicians who turn each new survey into partisan fodder. At least three major surveys focused on different issues, but beneath the statistical mumbo jumbo, they pointed to the same thing: the...

  • Your Letters

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Army of One



    In "An Army of One" (Jan. 24), The Jewish Journal states, "he can count the times he's missed a deadline on the fingers of one hand." It should have read, "Army Archerd has never missed a deadline in 50 years writing his column at Daily Variety."



    Army Archerd, Los...

  • World Briefs

    By Jewish Telegraphic Agency

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Lieberman Blasts Saudis

    Saudi Arabia must reduce its support for terror or suffer the consequences, Democratic presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman said. Speaking Sunday in New York, the Connecticut senator said he told the Saudis during his recent trip through the Middle East...

  • Jewish Studies Popular With Non-Jews Around the World

    By Tom Tugend

    December 26, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Contrary to widespread fears of a rising global wave of anti-Semitism, "we, as Jews, have many more friends than we think we have," said professor Lawrence H. Schiffman, president of the Association of Jewish Studies, which recently held its 34th annual meeting in Los Angeles.

    The...

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