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  • Israel Can’t Ignore Divestment Threats

    By James D. Besser

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm

     

    American Jewish leaders see it as a dire threat, but in Jerusalem, the current push for divestment by mainline Protestant groups eager to punish the Jewish state is a nonissue -- so much so that at a recent conference, Israel's foreign minister admitted he didn't have a clue about...

  • Whose War?

    By Rob Eshman

    June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A friend of mine opposed the war in Iraq from the beginning. He predicted it would lead to a deadly morass; that it would create more terror and more terrorists; that President George W. Bush had neither the moral or mental gravitas to prosecute such a war. Over the weekend, he asked...

  • How Will Saddam’s Capture Affect Vote?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    January 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    What does the capture of Saddam Hussein mean for Jewish voters in 2004? Will it shift the preferences of Jewish Democrats as they weigh the party's presidential contenders? Will it push Jewish voters closer to supporting President Bush for re-election?

    The heartfelt connection that...

  • Holy Gifts for a Good Cause

    By E. B. Solomont

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Koch was trying to decide between two pairs of shoes when he happened to notice that one pair was made in Israel. That sealed the deal for him.

    Koch figured that others would choose to buy Israeli products if given an opportunity. So the self-described "serial...

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  • California Dreamin’

    By Rob Eshman

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    By the time you read this, our state's budget crisis will already have a solution. It may not be official, it may not be complete, but it will be in the works. And you can credit Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) for that.

    Issa is the state legislator who has launched the recall drive...

  • Marching Forth While Looking Back

    By Michael Aushenker

    January 30, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Standing outside of the Byzantine Revival majesty of Congregation Talmud Torah on the Sunday following Tu B'Shevat, Stephen Sass, president of the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California (JHS), presented a construction hard hat to State Sen. Gilbert Cedillo (D-Dist. 22) as a...

  • Funds Combat ‘Who Is a Jew’ Wars

    By Journal Staff

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In 1997, stimulated by the controversy over whether non-Orthodox converts would be registered as Jews by the Israeli government -- the latest battle in the "who is a Jew?" wars -- The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles began making funds available to what it calls "pluralism"...

  • Chains of Support

    By Julie G Fax

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Two days after her radical breast cancer surgery last May, Missy Stein hit that moment where all the emotional and physical implications of her condition came crashing in on her.

    But then she remembered Sari Abrams' words.

    In a phone call before the surgery, Abrams, who had a...

  • Rallying Support

    By Tom Tugend

    June 7, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Two dozen colorfully dressed fourth- and fifth-graders from the Pressman Academy, waving small Israeli flags, welcomed Israel's President Moshe Katsav and his wife Gila with Hebrew songs as they arrived Monday evening at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

    An hour later, in the hotel's Crystal...

  • Why I’m Supporting Hahn

    By Rabbi Allen I. Freehling

    May 31, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Several months before he publicly announced his candidacy, Jim Hahn and I met for lunch. As is typical of our conversations that have spanned the years I have lived and served here, we concentrated on what needs to be done to improve the lives of all our diverse peoples.

    It was...

  • Power, Politics And People

    August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    J.J. Goldberg writes regularly for The Jewish Journal.

     

    The Cities Aren't Safe

    During his bizarre, self-incriminating appearance on the witness stand at the close of his...

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