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  • Letters to the editor: Young Americans and Israel, Steven Sotloff and Dennis Prager

    1 week ago

    Divided by a Common Goal

    In Rob Eshman’s interesting editorial piece “Young Americans and Israel” (Sept. 5), he writes, “The people in charge of Gaza aren’t exactly Quakers.” This is true, but readers may be surprised to learn that many Palestinian leaders have been trained in a...

  • West Coast Chabad celebrates 50 years with annual telethon

    By tessc

    1 week ago

    It’s become Rabbi Boruch Shlomo Cunin’s token slogan: “Call the music! Call the tote!” 

    He belted it out after a live segment with actor Jon Voight during Chabad’s 34th annual “To Life” telethon on Sept. 7. Music blasted, the tote board displaying the amount of money raised so...

  • On the death of my father

    By Dennis Prager

    2 weeks ago

    My father, Max Prager, died two weeks ago. 

    Here, then, are some thoughts on the death of a parent.

    1. Longevity

    Parents who live long are very lucky. They are lucky not only for their longevity, and not only because they get to see their children grow into adulthood, and not...

  • Interview with Pastor John Hagee, founder of ‘Christians United for Israel’

    August 18, 2014 | 3:10 pm

    Last month Christians United for Israel (CUFI) – the largest pro-Israel organization in America with nearly 1.8 million members (and 1.2 million Facebook followers – 15 times as many as AIPAC) – held its ninth annual Washington Summit, with 4,800 delegates from all 50 states....

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  • Why do people hate Israel?

    By Dennis Prager

    July 23, 2014 | 11:14 am

    We live in a bad world.

    There is nothing new about that. The world has been pretty bad since its inception. That’s why God destroyed it and started all over again (with little to show for the new experiment, one might add).

    From a moral perspective, look at the world since...

  • Letters to the editor: Garcetti’s gaffe, Sar-El, revenge and more

    July 9, 2014 | 9:21 am

    Existential Offensive

    Excellent piece, David Suissa (“Revenge is Not Enough,” July 4). Shame and humiliation are indeed useful weapons in that region, and it must be part of the political arsenal, same as the appropriate military options. God and faith must be part of the...

  • Is kosher ethical?

    By Dennis Prager

    June 11, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Almost 40 years ago I spoke about “The Case for Judaism”  to members of the tiny Jewish community of Moncton, in New Brunswick, Canada. It was a speech I had given many times before and would give hundreds of times more. In it, I described the ethical preoccupation of Judaism,...

  • U.S. Jews vs. U.S. Christianity

    By Dennis Prager

    May 14, 2014 | 9:25 am

    It’s not something that Americans mention in public. And it may not even be something many note in private. But a Jew writing in a Jewish journal ought to point out a fact that, no matter how much ignored, is significant.

    On May 5, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in “Town of...

  • Prager and Dershowitz go head to head, heart to heart

    By Ryan Torok

    May 7, 2014 | 12:36 pm

    Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and radio talk-show host Dennis Prager sparred over everything from politics to religious identity to attitudes about Israel during a 90-minute event dubbed “The Forum on Critical Values” on April 29 at Stephen S. Wise Temple.

    Speaking before...

  • Crushing dissent in America

    By Dennis Prager

    April 30, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Something unprecedented in American history is taking place. Debate on almost every subject of significance is being choked off. People who only six years ago had “Dissent Is Patriotic” stickers affixed to their bumpers are now crushing dissent.

    This is a generalization with...

  • Let My People Know, Let My People Think

    by Roger Price

    April 17, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    In recent years, in certain circles, it has become fashionable to assert that the Bible is fiction, or that at least key segments of it are fictional. The assertion emanates from two camps. In one of these camps are those who have been described as new or militant atheists. Looking...

  • Letters to the editor: Tikkun olam in North Africa, violence against women and global warming

    April 17, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    Supply and Demand

    David Suissa indicates that tikkun olam didn’t exist in places like North Africa (“Jews Helping Non-Jews,” March 28). But he fails to mention that its absence was due to lack of necessity, not a tribal instinct to “put one’s own first.” He bemoans the supposed...

  • Letters to the editor: Bill Maher and Dennis Prager on global warming

    April 9, 2014 | 9:49 am

    Bill Maher: It’s Complicated

    Bill Maher infuriates me, but I want to have a beer with him. I don’t even want to change his mind. We all have people in our lives who we love that make us crazy. There is even a name for them: Family. 

    OK Bill, what will you have? I’m buying. 

    ...

  • Letters to the editor: Israel, preserving Auschwitz, showing love to the elderly and more

    March 26, 2014 | 9:59 am

    The Ways We Slice It

    Thank you for presenting a fascinating theoretical debate on calling Israel the “Jewish state.”

    Secretary of State John Kerry proclaims the “Jewish state” issue makes negotiation so much more complicated (“The Jewish State Problem Won’t Go Away,” March 21)....

  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    March 5, 2014 | 2:41 pm

    UCLA Holocaust historian Saul Friedlander has been named one of the winners of the 2014 Dan David Prize. He splits a
     $1 million award with Polish writer and activist Krzysztof Czyzewski and French historian Pierre Nora.

    “To get the prize is quite an honor. I’m very, very glad,...

  • Letters to the editor: Holocaust comparisons, Mr. Mom, BDS and laughter for all

    February 26, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Mixed Feelings on Holocaust Comparison  

    Danielle Berrin’s piece (“Will America Re-Examine Its Shame?” Feb. 21) certainly has its virtues about what needs to be recognized as America’s sin, shame or national disgrace of 350 years as a house of bondage for black people — a story...

  • Egalitarian marriages and sex

    By Dennis Prager

    February 20, 2014 | 2:21 pm

    Two weeks ago, the New York Times Magazine published a 6,000-word article, “Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?” by Los Angeles-based psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb. It challenges some of the most preciously held ideas of feminism and progressivism.

    In a nutshell, her...

  • Yair’s Norwegian girlfriend

    By Dennis Prager

    February 5, 2014 | 11:24 am

    It has been widely reported that the son of the Israeli prime minister, 23-year-old Yair Netanyahu, has been dating a non-Jewish Norwegian woman. Sandra Leikanger, 25, and Yair are both students at Israel’s elite Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

    The news has created a stir...

  • Letters to the editor: UCLA’s agenda, Eshman’s pomegranate tree and the wealthy Americans

    January 22, 2014 | 10:24 am

    The Liberal Agenda 

    Dennis Prager contends that American university curricula promote a liberal agenda (“UCLA’s Further Deterioration,” Jan. 10). In fact, the opposite is true. The traditional university education subtly taught generations of students that the only subjects...

  • Letters to the Editor: Hillel serves up diverse buffet and Orthodoxy dividing the community

    October 30, 2013 | 12:25 pm

    Hillel Buffet Serves Up a Diverse Menu

    Hillel at UCLA enjoys a good relationship with the local Chabad (“Sharing the Next Gen — Hillel and Chabad on Campus,” Oct. 25). The unconditional love they exhibit is indeed laudable, and it is true that Chabad’s free Friday night dinners...

  • A principal’s speech

    By Dennis Prager

    July 2, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Three years ago, I wrote a version of this column. Because it went viral — often listing me as the high school principal who actually gave this speech! — I am revising it and publishing it here. I believe that if every school principal gave this speech, America would be a better...

  • The Israeli.com and me

    By Dennis Prager

    June 19, 2013 | 12:01 pm

    For the amusement of readers and to publicize what is probably the most absurd treatment by a retailer I have ever encountered — I am publishing the e-mail dialogue (to the extent that “dialogue” is the apt term) with an Israeli Web site from which I recently purchased a tallit. 

    ...
  • Letters to the Editor: Dennis Prager, gun control and BDS

    June 13, 2013 | 11:24 am

    Conservatively Speaking

    In a bizarre attack on diversity under the guise of defending “historical truth,” Dennis Prager denounced a music critic who once made the “mistake” of writing that Debussy, Bartok and Stravinsky were more important composers than Prager’s beloved Haydn...

  • Jewish Lists: What They Say About Us

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    June 9, 2013 | 9:27 pm

    Jeffrey Goldberg's recent column in Bloomberg, is a very powerful argument for canceling the recent proliferation of media-inspired "Jewish Lists." This article is a must read. It also got me thinking about what the lists that we create today say about our generation, because lists...

  • Jews and Christians

    By Dennis Prager

    May 8, 2013 | 12:29 pm

    I have spent much of my adult life working to bring Jews and Christians together. In particular, I have tried to explain to fellow Jews that traditional Christians are our best friends in the world today. 

    Moreover, I believe that America’s founders, virtually every one a...

  • Time to end ‘Top Rabbis’ list

    By Dennis Prager

    March 28, 2013 | 10:44 am

    Kudos to the Jewish Journal and writer Danielle Berrin for a fair and balanced article about Newsweek magazine’s “America’s Top 50 Rabbis” list. Given the prominence of Los Angeles rabbis at the top of the list, one might have expected the article to cheerlead on its behalf. But...

  • Letters to the Editor: Peace process, Dennis Prager, Ad placement

    February 20, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    Israel-Palestinian Peace Talks

    Rabbi Marvin Hier blindly toes the Likud, right-wing line (“Palestinian’s Fantasy World,” Feb. 15). I once thought like him — more than 30 years ago, before moving to Israel. Not for one day have we Israelis stopped settling. How does he expect any...

  • Judaism’s greatest lesson: Behavior matters most

    By Dennis Prager

    February 13, 2013 | 8:29 am

    If I were asked to identify the greatest Jewish teaching, the most important lesson to be learned from all of Judaism, I would argue that, aside from ethical monotheism, it is that behavior matters more than anything else, and certainly more than feelings.

    As the Talmud tells us,...

  • I found God at Columbia

    By Dennis Prager

    January 30, 2013 | 2:49 pm

    Not many people today can say that they found God or religion at college or graduate school. Most universities, after all, are thoroughly secular institutions that either ignore or disparage belief in God.

    Yet, one day, when I was a graduate student in international affairs at...

  • Michael Tolkin: A new low

    By Dennis Prager

    January 16, 2013 | 11:45 am

    As I explained — yet again — in my last column, I made the case in my original column, “Why Is Murder Wrong?” “that if there is no God who declares murder wrong, murder is not, in fact, wrong. While human beings can believe that murder is wrong, without God, right and wrong are our...

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