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  • Top 50 (okay, 10) ideas for filling the Newsweek rabbis list void

    February 28, 2014 | 1:26 pm

    As every rabbi in America no doubt knows by now, the Newsweek/Daily Beast Top 50 Rabbis list is no more.

    The list’s founders/authors wrote earlier this week that they had decided to discontinue the annual ranking because it “got out of control.” Not only did the list, launched in...

  • Am I On the List?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 15, 2013 | 11:09 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    Reading the front cover article of the Jewish Journal sparked a lively conversation between my wife, Harriet Rossetto, and myself. It also sparked an internal dialogue within me. What is our fascination with lists and how do we let them determine our own...

  • Rabbi David Wolpe tops Newsweek’s L.A.-heavy list of ‘most influential’ rabbis

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    April 2, 2012 | 4:31 pm

    Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple is officially the top rabbi in America, according to Newsweek and the Daily Beast.

    The sixth annual installment of the “Top 50 Rabbis” list, published on April 2, included rabbis who head religious movements, rabbis who lead political and...

  • Livni, Giffords on Newsweek’s influential women list

    March 6, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and several American Jews, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were included in Newsweek’s 150 “Women Who Shake the World.”

    Livni was the only Israeli woman on the list.

    “They are starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering...

  • Sidney Harman, Newsweek chairman and entrepreneur, dies at 92

    April 13, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Sidney Harman, a Jewish entrepreneur who bought Newsweek magazine last year, has died.

    Harman died Tuesday in Washington one month after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, his family said in a statement. He was 92.

    Harman, who was married to former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman...

  • Newsweek and gay marriage: ‘If you don’t know what the Bible says ...’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 10, 2008 | 7:06 pm

    If you thought I was critical of Lisa Miller’s cover story for Newsweek that claimed the Bible and Jesus never define marriage as between a man and a woman, then read M.Z. Hemingway’s full-on piledriver:

    if you are going to pretend that opposition to same-sex marriage is based Sola...

  • Newsweek’s gay marriage cover story

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 9, 2008 | 9:36 pm

    Newsweek had to have known the firestorm it was going to set off when it budgeted this week’s cover story. On the heals of California’s passage of Proposition 8, and amid the ongoing protests and legal challenges of the gay-marriage ban, Newsweek’s cover story by religion reporter...

  • Drug abuse debate: Legalization, medication or therapy?

    By Roberto Loiederman

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    On a wall at Beit T'Shuvah's sanctuary there are plaques with the names of those connected with Beit T'Shuvah who have passed away. One of those names is that of Josh Lowenthal, a former resident who died on June 11, 1995.

    The Jewish Journal recently ran a story about "One-Way...

  • Briefs: Newsweek ranks the rabbis, ‘Passover in a Box’

    By Amy Klein

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Los Angeles wins again on Newsweek's two new top rabbi lists ("Is Your Rabbi Hot or Not?") with locals heading the 25 Top Pulpit Rabbis in America (No. 1: Rabbi David Wolpe of Temple Sinai) and the 50 Most Influential Rabbis in America (No. 1: Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon...
  • Rabbi Hier tops ‘Newsweek’ list of rabbis

    By Amy Klein

    March 25, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most influential American rabbi of them all?

    Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, according to a list published Monday in Newsweek. An article titled "American Jews: The List -- Choosing the Chosen," rates America's...

  • Articles of Faith

    By Rob Eshman

    May 19, 2005 | 8:00 pm


    I keep wondering how the editors of Newsweek will frame their upcoming editorial note correcting their misreported story on the Quran desecration.

    At least 17 people were killed in riots that broke out after the May 1 Newsweek story asserting that American interrogators at...

  • Saudi Plan Marks Change

    By Leslie Susser

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    When Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser swept into Khartoum for an Arab summit less than three months after the Arab debacle in the 1967 Six-Day War, he was greeted like a hero.

    Newsweek ran a cover story titled, "Hail to the Conquered!" The summit passed the notorious "three...

  • Taking on the Bible

    By Rob Eshman

    May 8, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Remember that great scene in "Inherit the Wind," when Clarence Darrow asks William Jennings Bryan if a book that details rape, incest, slaughter, nudity and sodomy should be banned? The fundamentalist Bryan answers, "Of course!" and Darrow, with a flourish, whips out a copy of the...