Facing declining numbers and a bad economy, Italian Jews stay upbeat
Man sentenced to 20 years in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport
Israel to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel for West Bank match
U.S. national industrial union endorses BDS of Israel
Massive gas field discovered in Mediterranean off Egypt’s coast
July 27, 2007 | 10:11 am
July 13, 2007 | 10:40 am
The God Blog got some unexpected praise this morning on the Times of London’s Faith Central blog—a place on Libby Purves’ guide to the 30 most influential religion blogs. Take a look and let me know which religion blogs you think are missing.
Faith Central is part of the Times’ religion Web package, which is pretty impressive: two blogs, links to religion news features, op-eds and obits, and a map of religiosity in the U.S. It also has this righteous photo of the late Pope John Paul II.
June 22, 2007 | 9:34 am
I’ll be getting a late start today, so for those also looking to not do anything productive until mid-morning, here’s some God Blog highlights from the past week:
June 4, 2007 | 7:43 pm
I will be on assignment the rest of the week, so posting will be infrequent. Here’s a round-up of recent good reads, in case you missed them:
May 25, 2007 | 8:17 pm
May 22, 2007 | 11:07 pm
I have a 26-year-old friend who still eats a Flintstones vitamin every day. But now, if he wishes, he can suck down a Simpsons Squirts, thanks to St. Hill Pharmaceutical Corp. (Hat-tip: Bible Belt Blogger)
Speaking of The Simpsons, Orlando Sentinel religion reporter Mark I. Pinsky, who is Jewish, is about to release an expanded version of his 2001 book, “The Gospel According to the Simpsons.” I just got a copy in the mail yesterday. Hopefully, I’ll enjoy it more than this guy.
May 15, 2007 | 3:43 pm
... this video has no religious hook. But a friend of mine found it on DevilDucky, and it’s pretty funny. If you can last through the first 90 seconds, you’ll see why someone might think there’s a spirit moving through Josh Silberman.
Here is an additional link to the reel for “the craziest kid in Hollywood.”
May 8, 2007 | 11:09 pm
I’ve been experiencing problems the past few days with Blogger. Because the free blogging service does not provide any live customer support, I’ve had to create a new blog—bradgreenberg.blogspot.com—to which thegodblog.org will re-route.
Please subscribe to this post feed. I’ll start re-posting archived pieces here. Sorry for the inconvenience.
May 7, 2007 | 12:57 pm
I’m sitting at my new desk, working on a newly ordered computer, in Koreatown. After leaving the Daily News on Thursday and spending most of the three-day weekend in Yosemite with my wife, I’m settling into my digs at the Jewish Journal. Blogging will be a bit sporadic for a few days, but I’ll be posting fresh pieces at least daily.
April 25, 2007 | 11:13 pm
April 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Is it possible for an everyman to be a leader? Can an everyman be a woman?
Ameenah Kaplan, who calls herself a "hybrid" -- the product of an African American mother who converted to Judaism and a Jewish father -- is directing, choreographing and co-producing "Everyman for Himself."...
April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm
When I was growing up, I never had to ask my mother what she would be serving at the seder. It was essentially the same menu every year: dishes like homemade chopped liver, chicken soup with matzah balls, turkey with gravy, mom's special "Shabbos potatoes" (first boiled then roasted...
March 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Before I got married, the rabbi told us that there would be certain rituals, including the part where we drink twice from a Kiddush cup. The first sip represents our engagement, then some Hebrew stuff gets said, then the second sip symbolizes our marriage. I suggested that the wine...
February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm
(January 20-February 18)
Notable Jewish Aquarius:
If that designer dress on the back...
September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Thank you so much for Robin Podolsky's thoughtful analysis, "Response a Disgrace -- Not a Tragedy" (Sept. 9).
Her insightful distinction between the natural disaster of hurricane and flooding, and the "human disaster" -- the abandonment of the Gulf Coast's poor,...
September 1, 2005 | 8:00 pm
David Myers' message on the disengagement from Gaza is moving and powerful and wonderfully significant ("Show Gaza Sympathies to the Other," Aug. 26). It is a call to conscience and a much-need reminder that what lies at the heart of the Jewish ethos is the conviction that...