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  • The speech President Obama should have given after the Connecticut school shooting

    By Rob Eshman

    December 14, 2012 | 3:11 pm

    When news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School first broke, President Barack Obama stood before the nation, felt our grief and shed a tear.

    It was a beautiful, touching moment — and I resented it.

    I’m all for grown men crying. I’m all for presidents, in times of...

  • Reform, Conservative rabbis: step up gun control

    August 17, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    Reform and Conservative rabbinical leaders called for increased gun controls in the wake of a spate of shootings.

    “Our tradition teaches: ‘Do not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor’ (Leviticus 19:16),” said a statement Thursday issued by Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, the executive...

  • Letters to the Editor: Gun control, Israel, kosher food at Jewish day schools

    August 15, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Gun Debate Continues

    Dennis Prager puts forth two reasons to own a gun (“Jews and Guns,” Aug. 10). One is reasonable (family protection), the other (Holocaust prevention) not. He suggests we should arm ourselves, so that if they come to get us Jews again, we’ll be prepared for...

  • Jews and guns

    By Dennis Prager

    August 8, 2012 | 11:33 am

    It is a given among liberal and progressive Jews that gun ownership among the general population is a bad thing. The ideal is near-universal disarmament with only a handful of individual exceptions and, of course, the police.

    The majority of Americans have the opposite view. They...

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  • Dark night: The dangers of movie violence

    By Danielle Berrin

    July 25, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    No one foresaw that a more sinister evil than the fictional Bane would appear at a screening of the latest Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

    But, in fact, the violent entertainment became a violent event when, on July 20, a masked marauder entered a movie theater and...

  • Who will protect us from the NRA?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 25, 2012 | 11:50 am

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) claims it exists to protect our rights. My question is this: Who will protect us from the NRA?

    The gun lobby is not responsible for the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo., last week that has so far claimed 12 victims. 

    But its consistent and...

  • Jason Alexander’s anti-gun tweet makes waves

    By JewishJournal.com

    July 24, 2012 | 11:07 am

    Following the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colo. that killed 12 people, wounding 58 others, Jason Alexander shared his anti-gun stance on Twitter.

    I’d like to preface this long tweet by saying that my passion comes from my deepest sympathy and shared sorrow with yesterday’s victims...

  • Despite militarized society, Israel’s strict gun laws keep civilian violence down

    July 24, 2012 | 10:30 am

    First-time visitors to Israel might be taken aback to see groups of armed teenagers walking through a city plaza on a weeknight, or surprised to walk into a public bathroom and see an M-16 laying across the sinks as a soldier washes his face.

    But guns are ubiquitous in Israel, where...

  • Joe the Plumber: No gun control, no Holocaust

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 20, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Not that Joe Wurzelbacher was ever a favorite of Jewish voters—his name, after all, is Joe the Plumber, not Joe the Doctor or Joe the Lawyer. But his choice to invoke Godwin’s law on gun control in a campaign video is likely to alienate any Ohio Jews who liked Wurzelbacher for...

  • Jewish Dems slam candidate ‘Joe the Plumber’ for Holocaust remarks

    June 19, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Comments blaming the Holocaust on gun control has landed Ohio congressional candidate Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher in hot water.

    The National Jewish Democratic Council criticized Wurzelbacher,  the Republican nominee in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District, for claiming...

  • Santa Monica Shabbat service advocates for gun control

    By Ryan Torok

    January 19, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    Politics and religion were intermingled during Friday night Shabbat services in Santa Monica on Jan. 14. In the wake of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., which also left six dead and 13 others wounded, clergy and congregants at the Reform synagogue...

  • Joining the NRA

    By Jane Ulman

    July 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "I can't wait until I'm older so that I can join the NRA," my son Danny, 9, announces.The National Rifle Association? My son?

    "Danny," I ask, "don't you know that guns hurt people?'

    "Mom," he answers, staring at me incredulously, "they're supposed to."

    With four boys, the issue of guns...

  • Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun Epidemic

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The statistics are shocking. Last year, more than 1 million children carried a concealed pistol to school. In 1997, 32,436 people died because of firearm violence. And of that number, only 268 deaths could be categorized as "justifiable homicides."

    These are just some of the reasons...

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