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  • The Intolerance Wars

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    December 28, 2015 | 12:30 am

    Regular readers of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal are aware, I am sure, of the recent brouhaha between columnist Dennis Prager and supporters of the transgender community over his column about his views regarding Judaism and gender. I’m not linking to it here; you can easily find...

  • A Lesson in Tolerance

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 3, 2015 | 10:30 pm

    When it comes to my country, I am usually the first one to brag and show-off. Israel is a High Tech world-leader, with the most startups per capita than any other place in the world. Israel is also a leading country when it comes to women’s rights, and at the forefront of morality...

  • A night at First AME Church

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    June 22, 2015 | 2:22 pm

    The first surprise came when I typed 2270 S. Harvard Blvd into my phone, and discovered that it's only 4.8 miles from my synagogue, Congregation B’nai David Judea, in the Pico Robertson neighborhood. I had always assumed that it was much farther away than that. Actually, that it...

  • VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Dept. tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    June 24, 2008 | 1:34 am

    VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Department tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    From The Prelinger Archives.

  • Time has come to stress Islam’s positive side

    By Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The following is an excerpt from a speech Rabbi Eric Yoffie delivered Aug. 3 to the Islamic Society of North America's 44th annual convention in Chicago. Yoffie is president of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest Jewish religious movement in North America, consisting of more...
  • ‘A Mighty Heart’ needs moral clarity

    By Judea Pearl

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I used to believe that the world essentially divided into two types of people: those who were broadly tolerant and those who felt threatened by differences. If only the forces of tolerance could win out over the forces of intolerance, I reasoned, the world might finally know some...
  • Films at L.A.‘s Outfest examines gay life in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

    By Nick Street

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Trailer for 'The Bubble'
    The morning after they first make love, Noam and Ashraf -- the twentysomething romantic leads in "The Bubble," Eytan Fox's gay spin on the Romeo and Juliet story -- take in the sunrise over Tel Aviv from the roof of Noam's apartment building.

    In an easygoing...

  • Prager; CAIR; Gibson; The Boot!

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    It is getting somewhat boring to read yet another letter in The Jewish Journal from such a disingenuous character as Hussam Ayloush (Letters, Dec. 1). Typical of Ayloush and other CAIR officials, he engages only in ad hominem smears and refuses to deal with the substantive...

  • Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance; Shin Bet Seeks High-Tech Experts

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Pearl, Ahmed Awarded $100K Prize for Fight Against Intolerance

    Judea Pearl and Akbar Ahmed, a Jew and a Muslim, are the joint recipients of a new $100,000 prize for their campaign against intolerance and the roots of terrorism.

    The Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. professors were...

  • Converts’ Hardships Expose Truth

    By Laura Birnbaum

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "My father didn't survive the Holocaust to have his grandson marry a shiksa."

    Alison, my classmate from the University of Pennsylvania who is currently in the process of converting to Judaism, gasped at the harshness of the words delivered stoically by her boyfriend's mother.


  • Defender of France

    By Rob Eshman

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jean David Levitte, France's ambassador to the United States, is arguably its most effective defender against charges of anti-Semitism, in no small part because he himself is Jewish.

    I met Levitte at the Beverly Hills residence of the French consul general, Phillipe Larrieu. It's a...

  • Rabin’s Daughter Seeks Aid for Center

    By Tom Tugend

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Nearly a decade after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, his daughter fears that Israeli society has not yet faced up to the underlying causes of the horrifying crime by a Jewish extremist.

    "We are still an intolerant people, afraid of diversity, unwilling to...

  • Not the Next ‘Passion’

    By Tom Tugend

    March 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    A widely circulated Internet report that Steven Spielberg was planning to produce a trilogy of films exposing Christian brutality has been denounced as a hoax and "mean prank" by the filmmaker's chief spokesman.

    The report, headed, "Spielberg Fights Fire With Fire," quotes him as...

  • Fighting the Israel Bash-a-Thon

    By James D. Besser

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Critics of the United Nations have been handed a big load of new ammunition as the international body careens toward a high-profile conference that could be the biggest Israel bash-a-thon ever.

    The Bush administration is working to thwart the hijacking of the World Conference against...

  • Dear Deborah

    By Deborah Berger

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Bitterness Once Removed

    Dear Deborah,

    Eleven years ago my parents divorced after my father found out my mother had been having an affair for four years. Although my sister and I were already in our 20's, it had a devastating effect on the family. My father stayed single, alone and...

  • The More Things Change

    By Paula Amann

    January 6, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Steve Glickman, Jewish Student Association (JSA) president at Georgetown University, is battling "muffled intolerance on campus." He gives a small but chilling example.

    "Yesterday, when we were passing out blue ribbons... against intolerance and for diversity, two students approached...