On CNN a few weeks ago I was asked whether I agree with the sentiment that Tim Tebow’s religious displays in football games are overdone and out-of-place. “Oh yes,” I replied, “it certainly is. Faith should have no place in sport. Indeed, I believe that the only thing that...
Moving and Shaking: AFHU award dinner, TRZ Yom HaShoah event and fire safety at B’nai David-Judea
Israeli military networks breached by hackers
Torah Portion: Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Sarah Bassin on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Jonathan Hanish on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Chaim Mentz on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Rabbi Edward Feinstein on Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 11:47)
Survivors speak out on the anniversaries of the Armenian Genocide and the liberation of Auschwitz
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Dana Bash, a senior CNN correspondent, stepped down as a trustee of Jewish Women International because of its abortion rights advocacy.
“Bash came under scrutiny for her relationship with JWI due to the organization’s long held position on reproductive choice,” the group said in a...
March 31, 2011 | 6:04 pm
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Since the Tucson massacre, the issue of gun control has risen to the top of the news pile, and has been the focus of several interviews on primetime news programs and an avalanche of articles in the major print publications across the country. We have had impassioned pleas from...
January 20, 2011 | 11:53 pm
I tuned in to watch CN’s Larry King-replacement Piers Morgan interview Howard Stern earlier this week. By the end of it it was clear to me why Howard is at the top of his game and Piers is.. really popular in England. I’m going to boil down my observations this way: when Morgan...
October 4, 2010 | 12:04 pm
“The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart jabbed back at fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez.
Sanchez was fired Oct. 1, a day after he suggested that Jews run the news business and called Stewart, who is Jewish, a bigot.
During the taping Oct. 2 of a Comedy Central benefit to raise money to...
January 14, 2009 | 1:10 pm
Have you noticed that when people complain about bias in the media, it’s always bias against their own point of view and never bias in favor of their side?
When press accounts confirm your interpretation of events, they’re fair, accurate and objective. When the upshot of a news...
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Here in the US, CNN's Paula Zahn reports, some blame Jews for 9/11 A young French Jew is kidnapped, tortured and left to die by a band of Muslims. Arson badly damages Geneva's largest synagogue. A 13-year-old girl on a London bus is robbed and kicked unconscious after her...
September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pmAl Qaeda Urges Israel Attacks
August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmI spent a fair amount of time in Israel in the late 1990s, traveling throughout the country. One of my many impressions of that nation was that there was a pervasive desire by Israelis for a lasting, mutually beneficial peace with hostile neighbors.
At the time of my visit, I was...
March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Somewhere between a young Joan Rivers and "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria, you'll find Adrianna Costa.
On March 5, the Agoura-raised entertainment correspondent will be covering the Academy Awards live for the first time. However, she won't be in a gown hobnobbing with...
August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm
In Sidney Lumet's searing short film, "The Rachel Aria," a fanatical Jew tears a Torah scroll while making a horrific vow: He's decided to let himself and his adopted child be boiled alive rather than convert to Christianity; he won't save her by revealing she's actually the daughter...
May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm
When I write a screenplay, I start out with an agenda. I decide who my hero is first and who is the villain. Then I fashion scenes to build my dramatic case and make it believable. That is, I believe, exactly what occurred with regard to at least two reporters, Sheila MacVicar of CNN...
March 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm
"American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us," by Steve Emerson (Simon & Schuster, $26).
It began by happenstance
CNN reporter Steve Emerson was stuck in Oklahoma City on Christmas 1992 with nothing to do and wandered by the city's convention center, where a gathering of the...
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Over the next few months, Jewish life is going to get a lot more interesting than most of us would like. It's summer, and we're in for a hot one.
Last year around this time, alert readers recall, right-wing extremists were burning down synagogues in Sacramento. This year they're doing...