Perhaps you wonder whether your column has an impact ("Moral Diet," Jan. 5). Upon reading it last week, my wife and I -- longtime vegetarians and supporters of organic farming -- were struck by the justice and power of [Rob Eshman's] words. I immediately spoke with...
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January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pmMorally Kosher
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December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pmUnderstanding Prager
Your Dec. 8 edition of The Journal had two prominent headlines regarding recent comments made by Dennis Prager. These headlines stated: "Prager Won't Apologize After Slamming Quran in Congress" and "Prager Opposition to Quran in Congress Rite Draws Fire."
December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm
In 2005, The Journal profiled 10 "Mensches of the Year " and it became one of our most popular and widely appreciated cover stories. We plan to make this an annual feature ... and we'd love your help. If you know someone whose great work on behalf of others goes unsung, who doesn't...
November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pmL.A. Wealth
In the May 19, 2006, issue of The Jewish Journal, Editor-in-Chief Rob Eshman noted that "of the 50 wealthiest Angelenos, 27 are Jewish" and further went on to say that their total wealth was on the order of $61.8 billion. As an engineer and hence a numbers guy, I figure...
November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pmConfederation
Josef Avesar says of the Israelis and Palestinian Arabs that "each side demands that the other relinquish crucial aspects of its identity," and that therefore, some form of confederation would be a "pragmatic" solution to their problems ("Mideast Solution: A...
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmCluster Bombs
Calling for condemnation of the IDF's use of cluster bombs against Hezbollah would degrade Israel's ability to defend herself, thus encouraging Hezbollah to again employ their vast rocket and missile inventory to terrorize and murder Israeli civilians and to damage...
October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pmBill Boyarsky
Bill Boyarsky's piece on public schools neglected to mention both Bob Hertzberg and Dr. Keith Richman's contribution to the movement to transform Los Angeles schools ("Mayor's Plan for Schools Gets 'E' for Effort," Sept. 22) Most importantly, teachers not politicians,...
September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmIllegal Aliens
Roberto Loiederman's article, "Living and Working [Il]legally in America" (Sept. 8), achieved its desired results. The Jewish guilt arose in me with each passing word like hot gases about to blow off the top of a volcano. How can I deny illegal Mexicans and others...
September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pmChamberlain Ad
I do not know if I can communicate how deeply offended I was by the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) Neville Chamberlain ad on page 6 of the Sept. 8 Jewish Journal. Besides the complete lack of intellectual honesty, the appalling lack of logical reasoning fails...
August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pmRabbi Baron
Interesting that Rabbi David Baron said his invitation to Mel Gibson to speak at his temple on Yom Kippur was not a publicity stunt ("Three Groups Respond to Gibson's Request for Meeting," Aug. 11). Why then did I receive a form letter within two hours of sending the...
August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pmThe Left
Gary Wexler ("Left-Leaning Jewish Groups Out-of-Touch Now," Aug. 4) ought not to be surprised by the wrath of his former compatriots in last week's Letters to the Editor. It is the standard fury against an apostate.
Instead, he is to be commended for doing what too few of...
July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pmHow YOU Can Help Israel
Kids in Los Angeles can send letters to kids in Israel by e-mailing email@example.com. The letters will be printed out and inserted into "care packages" that are beng sent out to families in shelters in Northern Israel. When you send an e-mail, include your...
July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
War Is Not the Answer
To the well-meaning Rachel Ben Dor and like-minded people who think war is not the answer ("War Is Not the Answer," July 21), consider this: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese raided our naval base at Pearl Harbor.
I remember the date because it was just...
July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm
As a convert to Judaism, I was reassured to read your series of articles on those like me who chose to become Jews ("Did It Stick?" June 2). A lapsed Catholic with many Jewish friends growing up on Long Island, early on I was attracted to the ethics and worldly focus of...
June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm
South Central Farm
Ralph Horowitz's claim of anti-Semitism simply serves to inject ethnic conflict into a debate it does not belong ("A Harvest of Conflict," June 23).
As part of our senior project, I and my friend, Deepak Seeni, interviewed some of the people involved in the farm....
June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Each year, the Jewish community bemoans the high cost of a day school education, while touting its value with subjective quote, such as, "Population studies have shown that day school alumni are more likely to retain a lifelong affiliation rate with Judaism and...
June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm
June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Dear Rabbi Feinstein: Thank you for your article on "Perfectly Imperfect" (May 5). As educators, we wholeheartedly appreciate your position on making space for the ordinary child.
In our experience as day school educators, we struggle with balancing the parents'...
June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm
May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm
One Proud Teacher
I'm a teacher at Shalhevet Middle School. I've been teaching the Holocaust to my eighth-grade students for the past three years.
Over a two-month period we tackled questions such as: "How was it possible for Hitler to gain such power?" "Where were the American...
May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm
As members of the faculty at the University of Judaism (UJ), we are ashamed and disgusted by the performance of Al Franken and Ann Coulter in the Department of Continuing Education's Speaker Series ("Sectarian Violence," March 31). Some of us expressed our opposition...
May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm
March of Living Dead
When I was interviewed about the March of the Living by Jane Ulman, I was assured that the resulting article would be both fair and balanced. Your cover story proved to be neither, giving an inaccurate and damaging picture of the March of the Living experiences...
April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Mixed on March
The article in this week's Journal about Poland and the March of the Living was accurate, on target and, quite frankly, overdue ("March of the Living Dead?" April 21).
For quite some time now I have been troubled by the misguided attempts of some in the Jewish...
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
The story regarding Kobe Bryant saying that he "wouldn't mind" being Jewish was pointless and inane. An off-the-cuff remark all of a sudden becomes a possibility in the minds some people. In addition, the story was filled with inaccuracies as to the number of Jewish...
April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Bigamist vs. Agunah
It is with horror that I read the article, "The 'Bigamist' Versus the 'Agunah' (March 24), by Amy Klein. Given Rabbi [Avrohom] Union's devastating error, which he claims was unintentional, it is clear that this head of the beit din should resign immediately....
March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
"The 'Bigamist' Versus the 'Agunah'" (March 24) was a classic reporter's balancing act. But there is only one side to this issue, and that side is despicable. The get law permits a man unfettered power to extort for his wife's freedom to remarry and procreate. It is a...
March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
The funniest part of your recent Purim issue was the article on Rabbi Aron Tendler's departure from Shaarey Zedek Congregation ("Tendler Resigns Under Cloud," March 10). In lieu of any substance, it was filled with rumors and speculation -- a hilarious send-up of real...
March 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
GOP 'Munich' Event
In his review of the Republican Jewish Coalition's "Munich" event ("'Munich' Still Topic of Debate," Briefs, Feb. 24), Robert Jaffee feigns surprise when he states, "Even with Republican sponsors and a largely Republican audience, the panelists at a recent...
February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Salam Al-Marayati's apologetics miss the mark entirely ("Don't Ignore the Quiet Majority of Muslims," Feb. 17). In the wake of the mass violence throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia, it is impossible to argue that a small, extremist element, "a handful of...