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  • Jefferson was Jewish?

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish Jefferson

    I'm a fan of Lloyd Garver's always humorous and insightful column on cbsnews.com and was pleased to see his opinion piece in The Jewish Journal ("Oy! Jefferson, Jewish? Who Knew?" March 16).

    I, too, was raised in a family where we kept a mental roster of...

  • Shutting Jewish mouths; A civil tone of voice

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A Civil Tone

    Last week's Letters section offered a fascinating window on the views and feelings of our community (Letters, Feb. 23). Most of the letters were thoughtful, informative and passionate. Two stepped over the line.

    One nasty note was directed at Rob Eshman personally,...

  • Morally Kosher; Defending the Dennis; <BR>Teddy the Great; Jane Ulman means ‘brilliant writing

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Morally Kosher

    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...

  • Santa Claus; Uri Geller; Jimmy Carter

    December 28, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Santa for All

    I enjoyed reading Larry Miller's article, "I'm Dreaming...of a White...Chri -- Er, Holidays" (Dec. 22).

    I was born, raised and live in L.A. County, and I have yet to witness falling snow with white landscapes. Miller mentions telling his son that Santa is "for our...

  • What do Dennis Prager, Jimmy Carter, Mel Gibson and General Motors have in common?

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Understanding 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."


  • Attention, menschen! CAIR; Michael Richards; Shoah survivors

    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...

  • Letters to the Editor

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    L.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...

  • Israeli-Palestinian Confederation; CAIR; Borat; Elections; More JewQ questions

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm


    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...

  • Cluster bombs; again with the ‘Dumb Jews;’  Democrats vs Republicans one more time; Jews in Space!

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Cluster 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...

  • Democrats and Republicans again; Suissa’s Pico-Robertson ‘hood; A correction

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Bill 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,...

  • Illegal aliens; Dems and Reps; Shocked, just shocked!

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Illegal 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...
  • Letters to the Editor

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Chamberlain 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...
  • Letters to the Editor

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi 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...

  • Letters to the Editor

    August 17, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 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...

  • How YOU Can Help Israel; Electronic Devices

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    July 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    How YOU Can Help Israel

    Kids in Los Angeles can send letters to kids in Israel by e-mailing elka1@jdc.org.il. 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...

  • Letters to the Editor

    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...

  • Letters to the Editor 07-07-06

    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...

  • Letters 06-30-2006

    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....

  • Letters

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Middle-Class Squeeze
    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...

  • Beth Emet Works to Save a Mother’s Life

    By Jane Ulman

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The 200 closely knit families of Burbank's Temple Beth Emet, heeding the precept that all Jews are responsible for one another, are accustomed to providing aid and comfort quietly and inconspicuously. But the congregation has been galvanized to very public action by news that the...

  • Letters

    June 8, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Ordinary Child
    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'...

  • Drive Sends Love, ‘Gratitude’ to Troops

    By Laura Birnbaum

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As Carolyn Blashek knows only too well, good things come in small packages. The founder and motivating force behind Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to American troops overseas, Blashek serves as an inspiring testimony to one woman's dedication...

  • Letters

    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...

  • Letters

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Speaking Out

    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...

  • Letters

    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...

  • Letters

    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...

  • Letters

    April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Kobe Jewish?

    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...

  • Letters

    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....

  • Letters

    March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Agunot Crisis

    "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...

  • Letters

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Very Funny

    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...

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