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  • Pro- Palestinian ‘fly-in’ protest denied.

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 16, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    This Sunday, a group of 1500 participants of ‘Welcome to Palestine’ fly-in protest planned on flying to Tel-Aviv in an act of solidarity with the Palestinians in the West Bank. Their plan, as reported by them online, was to protest against the so called segregation and inequality,...

  • A letter to the United Nation’s Human Rights Council

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 25, 2012 | 11:52 am

    Dear members of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council,

    Let me start by saying how important it is, to me, that there is someone out there who’s job is to protect the most valuable thing in the world: human rights. You are here to make the world a safe place for those who can’t...

  • We have sunk so low as human beings. Wish I could start my own society!

    By Julia Bendis

    July 20, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    As I walked my dog around the neighborhood last night, in deep suburbia of Orange County, I was completely caught off guard when a man said “Hello!”  I am not sure how it is in other suburban areas of this country, but around mine its a pretty uncommon thing to hear.  It was such...

  • Jewish Men Don’t Cheat! Ha! And Ashley Madison is a Dating Site!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Ever since Tiger Woods slipped and unleashed a fury onto himself, every woman out there has been asking the same question: “How could he?  Why would he?”  Then, Jesse James, a.k.a. Mr. Sandra Bullock followed in suit, not to mention countless government officials; gay or straight. ...

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  • Montreal police: Soap not made from human remains

    June 3, 2010 | 11:45 am

    A lab analysis of a swastika-stamped bar of soap said to be made from Holocaust victims shows no human remains.

    The beige bar, said to have been made during the Nazi era and put for sale at a Montreal curiosity shop, made headlines in March when the owner claimed it was made from...

  • Spectator - What It Looks Like From Here

    By Gaby Friedman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Biting off more than most of us can chew, husband and wife authors Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams have taken on the enormously ambitious task of tackling that age-old question: How did the world get here, and does our existence really matter? Primack is a professor of physics...

  • Tommywood - Missing New Orleans

    By Tom Teicholz

    September 22, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    I've always kept a mental list of places about to disappear, such as the ruins of Angor Wat in Cambodia. Never -- ever -- was New Orleans on that list.

    My first visit to New Orleans was as a college student, driving 36 hours straight from Vermont to attend Mardi Gras. I kept...

  • Mideast Clash Not About Religion

    By Mona Eltahawy

    August 18, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is not a Muslim issue. It is a dispute over land, it is about an occupation that must end and it is about a people who deserve a state. But it is not a religious dispute.

    For too long, the assumption that this is a religious conflict has gone...

  • Support Pledged on Marking Historic Ruling

    By Journal Staff

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    May 17 will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown vs. Board of Education that outlawed separate educational facilities as inherently unequal.

    Less well-known is Orange County's role in establishing that historic precedent. In 1947, a group of parents...

  • Kids Page

    By Abby Gilad

    May 16, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    10 Commandments

    On Shavuot, we read special sections from the Torah. One of those is the Ten Commandments. The first five are engraved on the right tablet. The second five on the left. The first five, according to the rabbis, fall into the category of commandments "between humans...

  • The Birth of Chutzpah

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    We believe in a God who dreams. The Torah is the story of the transaction between God's dreams and human reality. God dreams of a world of goodness. God creates humanity - fashioned in the divine image - to share the dream. But human beings betrayed God's dreams. We filled the world...
  • The Neurobiology of Teshuvah

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    As a scientist and a believer in human progress, I have been concerned about how well the established process of teshuvah (repentance) has worked. Yom Kippur after Yom Kippur - in fact, since the 11th century - we have recited the same confessional prayer, "Al Chet." If we were any...

  • Being Perfect

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Consider the lyrics of Cheryl Wheeler's song "Unworthy":

    "I'm unworthy -- and no matter what I'm doing I should certainly be doing something else.

    And it's selfish, to be thinking I'm unworthy. All this me, me, me, me, self, self, self, self, self.

    I should learn how to meditate and sew...

  • The Only Choice We Have

    By Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

    March 11, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Sometimes the same thing that got you into trouble can get you out of it. Take for example the fact that in last week's Torah portion, our ancestors used their gold jewelry to fashion a golden calf. For this act of idolatry and faithlessness, thousands were killed as God's anger...
  • The Truth Hurts

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    October 9, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Before God created the human being, according to alegend of the Midrash, He consulted the angels of heaven. The angelof peace argued, "Let him not be created; he will bring contentioninto the world." But the angel of compassion countered, "Let him becreated; he will bring...