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  • JFK and the Gettysburg Address

    By Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

    November 27, 2013 | 6:24 pm

    Thousands of years ago, humanity came into existence, a partner conceived in the image of God, dedicated to the pursuit of morality, truth, peace and love.

    What lies before us now is a great debate of whether this human race can stand the test of time, can make the necessary...

  • JFK's assassination on Sabbath eve: November 22, 1963

    November 18, 2013 | 9:00 am

    The twenty-second of November, 1963 was, as traditional Jews say, a "short Friday." At Rambam Torah Institute, the Orthodox day school on West Pico Boulevard at which I was a ninth-grade student, the day's teaching schedule had been compressed accordingly. Around 11:20 a.m., as a...

  • U.S. response to a cry for help during World War II

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 24, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    A prosecutor by training and a historical novelist by avocation, Gregory J. Wallance has written books of historical fiction and historical nonfiction. In “America’s Soul in the Balance: The Holocaust, FDR’s State Department and the Moral Disgrace of an American Aristocracy”...

  • ...With liberty, justice and religion for all

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 11, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    The biblical reference in the title of Stephen Prothero’s “The American Bible: How Our Words Unite, Divide, and Define a Nation” (HarperOne: $29.99) is purely metaphorical. Although Prothero is a professor of religion and the best-selling author of “Religious Literacy” and...

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  • Pure Love in the Middle of a Travel Nightmare

    By Ilana Angel

    June 13, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    Yesterday I flew to New York City.  By flew to New York City of course I mean I ended up in a travel nightmare.  I was taking a client’s child to the east coast to go to camp for 2 weeks.  The plan was to fly her in, drop her to her best girlfriend, have dinner with my friends in...

  • Adlai Stevenson, JFK, Obama and the Jewish vote

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 28, 2008 | 2:43 pm

    One of my earliest political memories is the 1960 presidential campaign. 

    We were an Adlai Stevenson family and as a little boy I rooted for the former Illinois governor and presidential candidate to come from behind to win the Democratic presidential nomination. 

    Stevenson,...

  • The torch has been passed

    By Steve Greenberg

    June 12, 2008 | 6:15 pm


  • JFK fans have been there before

    By Arnold Steinberg

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Caroline Kennedy is deeply moved by people who say this: That they felt inspired and hopeful about America when her father was president.

    I was one of them, but younger than most and in awe, early on.

    I told my parents I was going to hear John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech at the...

  • Obama’s phone call with the Jewish press

    By JewishJournal.com

    February 1, 2008 | 5:59 pm


    Just before the big simcha at American University where Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass) anointed Sen. Baruch Obama as JFK’s successor, Obama was on a 23-minute conference call with members of the Jewish press.

    The phone call was yet another attempt to stop the lashon hara about Obama’s...

  • Conspiracy Theory

    By Tom Tugend

    August 28, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Did the Mossad kill JFK? Serious researchers hardly think so. Following a day of public protests, organizers canceled the college seminar in which a speaker would "prove" that Israel's Mossad intelligence agency masterminded the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    However,...