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  • If I Were A Rich Man Tour 2012

    By Tera Greene

    August 25, 2012 | 3:13 am

    “Justice Justice Shall You Pursue”

    Never before have I really felt this statement from Deuteronomy (16:20) in my bones as I do now.  In a world where people are more visibly losing hope, becoming more prone to acts of violence that are so far from our basic nature of love, it is...

  • Occupy Ideas

    By Rob Eshman

    May 9, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    It’s May. The grunions are running and so are the members of Occupy L.A. They wriggle up from the cold and dark, plant their tushies on the warm ground and squirm about frantically, desperate to get something accomplished, until a massive tide sweeps them away.

    And I’m not...

  • Move over, Donald: Rosanne Barr officially files presidential bid

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 3, 2012 | 3:35 pm

    Unlike Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, who is coyly flirting with a run for a Congressional seat in New Jersey, Jewish comedienne Roseanne Barr appears to be “quite serious” in her quest to be the Green Party’s nominee for President of the United States.

    Barr filed the necessary...

  • Clergy object to LAPD’s methods of clearing Occupy L.A.

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 7, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    The members of an interfaith group of clergy who ministered to Occupy Los Angeles protesters throughout the two-month occupation of the lawn around Los Angeles City Hall are objecting to what they call a distressing “level of violence and brutality” used by the 1,400 Los Angeles...

  • On the scene as LAPD shuts down Occupy L.A. [VIDEO]

    By Ryan Torok

    November 30, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Early Monday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department officers evicted the Occupy L.A. protesters, who have been at Los Angeles City Hall since the beginning of October.

    The police made an estimated 200 arrests, as reported in a story by Journal reporter Jonah Lowenfeld.


  • Occupy L.A. ends

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 30, 2011 | 7:08 am

    Occupy Los Angeles was cleared by Los Angeles Police Department officers early Wednesday morning, bringing to an end what had been the most prominent and longest-standing of the Occupy encampments still in continuous operation.

    Hundreds of LAPD officers in riot gear swarmed into...

  • UC Davis investigates pepper spray incident

    November 21, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Two University of California, Davis police officers have been placed on leave while the school investigates the apparent use by campus police of pepper spray against seated student protesters, the university said Sunday.

    Video footage of a policeman in riot gear using pepper spray...

  • Pro-Palestinian activists face pushback in Occupy movement

    November 15, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to spread across America, an internal struggle is percolating over how the movement relates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Pro-Palestinian activists are trying to insert the issue into the protests and are co-opting the Occupy Wall...

  • Opinion: Occupy Obama

    By David Suissa

    November 9, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    From the start, something has annoyed me about the Occupy Wall Street movement. I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to put my finger on it. Maybe, like much of the country, I’ve been caught up in the spontaneous fervor and social ideals of the movement. There’s something...

  • Occupy Wall Street and Jews, Onion Edition

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 8, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Even the fake news about Occupy Wall Street appears to have taken notice of the preponderance of Jews involved in the protests.

    On Nov. 7, The Onion, “America’s Finest News Source,” published an article under the headline, “Bank Executives on 15th Floor Gambling on Which...

  • Poll: One in five Americans believes Jews have too much control of Wall Street

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 3, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    The folks on the fringes of Occupy Wall Street rallies who have been holding signs and hollering slogans about Jewish control of large banking institutions may just be the loudest among the minority of Americans who think Jews have too much influence in the financial sector.


  • Rules For Dating Occupy Wall Street Protestors

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 31, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    I was downtown recently and stopped by the Occupy LA protests.  My heart is with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and I truly believe they may bring about positive changes in our political system.  But on a lighter note, I also noticed that there seemed to be a lot of new...

  • Occupy the Language

    By Aryeh Cohen

    October 28, 2011 | 10:37 am

    One young man in Zuccoti Park in New York, part of the Occupy Wall Street encampment, holds up a sign which boldly declares: “We’re here, we’re unclear, get used to it.” This tongue in cheek message gets to the heart of what is uncomfortable for many in the media and the...

  • A stroll through Occupy Los Angeles

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 27, 2011 | 2:30 pm

    This week, authorities in cities across the country began evicting the protesters that have gathered locally in support of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement.

    The Occupy Los Angeles protest, which has taken over the entire park surrounding Los Angeles City Hall, could be next:...

  • Opinion: Emergency Committee for Israel - Bad for the Jews

    October 25, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), a far-right Republican pressure group, knows that it is still too early to roll out its full “Obama hates Israel” campaign.

    However, considering all the money in its coffers, it has found a cause that serves its purpose just as well:...

  • The Occupy movement hits Hollywood—at Fox Studios

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 21, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Hundreds of protesters overtook the sidewalks outside 20th Century Fox Studios on Pico Boulevard and Motor Avenue to protest what they consider objectionable practices being carried out by Rupert Murdoch and his media empire, News Corp. “Occupy Fox Studios” was timed to coincide...

  • Letters to the Editor: UN vote, Occupy Wall Street, Gilad Shalit

    October 19, 2011 | 6:59 pm

    Our Role in the UN Vote

    Your “You and the UN” editorial is a refreshing voice amid the handwringing anguish over the Palestinian U.N. action (Oct. 14). Gidi Grinstein is correct that the U.N. action is an opportunity to move forward; to not stay buried in “my way or the...

  • Jewish activists try to fight Wall Street—and some protesters’ anti-Semitism

    October 18, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    The most unloved man in Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of the Occupy Wall Street protests, isn’t a Wall Street banker but a fellow who wears a baseball cap and carries signs denouncing “Jewish bankers.”

    The man, who told Slate his name is David Smith, comes almost daily to...

  • Video shows anti-Semitism at Occupy Wall Street protests

    October 16, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    Anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attacks during Occupy Wall Street protests in New York are shown in a video put out by a neo-Conservative political group.

    The one-minute video, in which Jews are blamed for the trouble in American financial markets and told to “go back to Israel,” was...

  • Opinion: Exploiting anti-Semitism to destroy Occupy Wall Street

    October 14, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    An ugly old tradition is back: exploiting anti-Semitism to break the backs of popular movements that threaten the power of the wealthiest 1 percent of our population. It is being used to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has conservatives in a state of near panic.


  • Letters to the Editor: Occupy Wall Street, Michael Oren, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur

    October 12, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The Rich Still Get Richer

    Marty Kaplan really tells it like it is in his “Occupy K Street” column (Oct. 7). The corporations and bankers pay lobbyists to buy members of Congress and also pour money into the media to get their conservative message across, which will result in...

  • Sukkot Humbles The Rich, Comforts the Poor, Good Timing for #OccupyAmerica

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 12, 2011 | 10:01 am

    As the sun sets on Wednesday, October 12th, the Jewish community begins the Festival of Sukkot, a spiritual harvest festival commemorating the historic journey of the ancient Hebrews across the desert, the bounty of the fall harvest, and our reliance on God. However, Sukkot is much...

  • Jewish activists and clergy to join Occupy L.A. with sukkah outside City Hall

    By Ryan Torok

    October 11, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    Since the beginning of this month, a group of Angelenos has gathered near downtown’s City Hall as part of Occupy Los Angeles, its version of the much-publicized Occupy Wall Street — a protest movement calling for reforms to the U.S. political and economic systems.

    On Oct. 16...

  • How Occupy Wall Street is like Israel’s summer protests

    October 9, 2011 | 8:21 pm

    As the Occupy Wall Street protest enters its third week, with demonstrations popping up in more than 10 cities, the protesters are aggressively pushing a comparison to the Arab Spring. Some say the movement has channeled the zeal (or perhaps the naivete, others would argue) of the...

  • Yom Kippur service set for Wall Street protest

    October 6, 2011 | 11:44 am

    A Kol Nidre service will take place at the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street.

    The service, which ushers in Yom Kippur, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday in Lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park, in the Wall Street area.

    According to the Facebook Event page, it will be a...

  • Opinion: Occupy K Street

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 3, 2011 | 11:00 am

    It’s premature to give the Nobel Peace Prize to those Occupy Wall Street kids.  But it also may be too soon to blow them off as clueless hipsters “with nowhere to go,” as New York Times columnist Charles Blow  did, calling the two weeks “a festival of frustrations, a...