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  • 50 years later, we all need a new black narrative

    2 weeks ago

    The nation has now celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the March on Washington and the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 60th of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling. All of these events allowed opportunities to think in new ways about the nation’s long and tortured...

  • Jewish groups stand by religious freedom law, but Supremes’ take divides them

    July 1, 2014 | 4:56 pm

    Two decades ago the Jewish community united in support of landmark religious freedom legislation. Now the Supreme Court’s application of that law has Jewish groups divided.

    Leading Jewish advocacy groups denounced the court’s 5-4 decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case granting...

  • Private businesses need not cover contraception, Supreme Court rules

    June 30, 2014 | 8:22 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that a privately held business may refuse to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives to employees.

    Jewish groups had closely watched the case that Hobby Lobby, a crafts chain, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, a cabinet maker, had brought...

  • Israel’s budgetary transfer farce must be stopped

    June 24, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    This headline should be read very slowly. Not because it's an especially long or complex phrase, but rather because it teaches us a whole lot about the huge problem that exists because of Israel’s lack of “separation of powers.”
     
    The problem is the basic procedure of...
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  • UC and CSU campuses are more diverse than ever

    April 30, 2014 | 11:51 am

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Michigan voter initiative that banned the use of racial and ethnic preferences in admissions to public higher education (Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action). The Michigan initiative was patterned after...

  • Supreme Court’s rejection of U.S. campaign funding limits opens door for big-money donors

    April 3, 2014 | 10:40 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a key pillar of federal campaign finance law by allowing donors to give money to as many political candidates, parties and committees as they wish.

    In the latest in a series of decisions by the high court that have given big-money...

  • Victims’ reps seek to block Palestinian prisoner release

    December 30, 2013 | 10:35 am

    A group representing Israeli victims of terrorism filed a petition to block the release of Palestinian prisoners.

    Twenty-six prisoners expected to be set free early Tuesday as part of the revived Israeli-Palestinian peace talks were transferred to Ofer Prison in preparation for...

  • Knesset passes migrant detention amendment

    December 10, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Israel’s Knesset passed legislation that will allow the state to detain illegal migrants without trial for one year.

    The legislation, an amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law, passed its final readings in the Israeli parliament late Monday night by a vote of 30-15 following a...

  • Katsav again appeals rape conviction to Israeli Supreme Court

    October 14, 2013 | 9:35 am

    Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav has appealed again to Israel’s Supreme Court for a retrial on his convictions of rape, sexual assault and harassment.

    His new defense team filed the appeal on Monday, claiming there was a “distortion of judgment” in the original ruling.

    A...

  • Tel Aviv eyeing way to let businesses open on Sabbath

    September 4, 2013 | 10:16 am

    The Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality is working to change a city by-law that bans businesses from opening on the Jewish Sabbath.

    City officials told the Israeli Supreme Court late Tuesday night that the municipality would not fine businesses that until now have opened consistently on...

  • Circumcise your heart: Parashat Ekev (Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25)

    By Rabbi Lisa Edwards

    July 24, 2013 | 4:09 pm

    A friend who works for the federal government wrote recently to say that because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), she was able to add her wife to the family’s insurance plan. “I never thought I would get emotional while on the phone with an...

  • Fight bigotry at ballot box

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    July 17, 2013 | 11:52 am

    The Trayvon Martin case has once again reminded us that racial divisiveness isn’t going away any time soon in America. The verdict is being debated all over. There are protests in numerous cities. But the Martin verdict and the ensuing protests will nevertheless not have as...

  • Israel’s AG: Eliyahu’s candidacy for chief rabbi legally indefensible

    July 16, 2013 | 10:46 am

    Israel’s attorney general said the candidacy of Shmuel Eliyahu for Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel raised legal difficulties and could not be defended by his office.

    While Yehuda Weinstein cannot officially bar Eliyahu from running for chief rabbi, the attorney general said...

  • Divining the supremes on race

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 2, 2013 | 11:16 am

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the long-anticipated case of Fisher v. University of Texas. The thrust of the majority’s logic suggests that the advocates of race-conscious affirmative action will have a tough row to hoe from here on out.

    The...

  • Thoughts on the Supreme Court’s DOMA and Prop 8 rulings

    By Mark Paredes

    July 2, 2013 | 12:34 am

    "By ruling that supporters of Proposition 8 lacked standing to bring this case to court, the Supreme Court has highlighted troubling questions about how our democratic and judicial system operates. Many Californians will wonder if there is something fundamentally wrong when their...

  • Rabbi: Only messiah can straighten out gay ruling

    June 28, 2013 | 10:04 am

    A few stragglers took a bit longer to formulate their responses to the landmark Supreme Court decision this week on gay marriage.

    The National Council of Young Israel wasn’t quite as eloquent as the Orthodox Union, nor as elegiac as Agudath Israel of America, but the essential...

  • DOMA and same-sex marriage- why Israel is not next in line?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 27, 2013 | 12:30 pm

    A few months ago, I read that a group of MK's from the coalition calls for a bill to determine Israel as Jewish first, and democratic second. Now the vote is closer than ever, as newspapers in Israel are filled with opinion columns and updates, and the fear of the bill's passing is...

  • Gay rights response: Let us eat (wedding) cake!

    June 26, 2013 | 4:23 pm

    Doors opened early this morning at the Abbey, a gay bar in West Hollywood where people gathered to watch the Supreme Court rule that part of the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional by denying federal benefits to same-sex couples.

    The watch party began at 6:30 a.m....

  • Time for perspective

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 26, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    The past three days have demonstrated a quality of the United States that too many of us take for granted, the magic of an independent judiciary and our respect for being a nation of laws.

    For a moment it’s worth stepping back and thinking about the issues that the Supreme Court...

  • L.A. Jewish LGBT community reacts to same-sex marriage decisions

    June 26, 2013 | 12:28 pm

    Leaders of the area’s Jewish LGBT community rejoiced today after the Supreme Court ruled that part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which denied federal benefits to same-sex couples, was unconstitutional. The court also paved the way for a return of same-sex marriage to...

  • Feeds and reads: Jewish responses to same-sex marriage decisions

    June 26, 2013 | 10:18 am

    Much of the Jewish world is celebrating today’s Supreme Court ruling on two same-sex marriage cases.

    But two Jewish groups aren’t joining the party. We devoted a separate post to the brief response of the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel. The Orthodox Union weighed in with this...

  • Los Angeles rabbis respond to Supreme Court rulings

    June 26, 2013 | 9:56 am

    The Jewish Journal invited rabbis from throughout Los Angeles to contribute their thoughts and reactions to the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. The following is a sampling of what we have received and we will be adding more as we receive more responses.


    Rabbi Ken...

  • Charedi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America on gay marriage

    June 26, 2013 | 9:50 am

    The first of what will likely be many Jewish responses to the Supreme Court’s decision today, the Charedi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America was brief and to the point:

    Society’s mores may shift and crumble but eternal verities exist.  One is marriage, the union of a man and a woman.  Its sanctity may have been grievously insulted by the High Court today, but that sanctity remains untouched.

  • AJWS president Ruth Messinger applauds Supreme Court ruling on DOMA & Prop 8

    June 26, 2013 | 9:03 am

    American Jewish World Service President Ruth Messinger released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled in two cases related to marriage equality.

    “We applaud today’s historic decisions by the Supreme Court to strike down discriminatory laws as a major victory...

  • Time to Celebrate, Then Press Forward

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    June 26, 2013 | 9:00 am

    As you’ve most likely heard (many times) by now, this morning the Supreme Court announced its rulings on two key cases regarding marriage equality: DOMA, the federal “Defense of Marriage Act” was struck down, and the California court ruling overturning Proposition 8, which...

  • Supreme Court issues two major rulings expanding gay rights

    June 26, 2013 | 8:24 am

    The Supreme Court upheld the federal rights of same sex couples in states that allow same sex marriages.

    The first of two rulings Wednesday struck down a key part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which mandated that federal laws abide by a definition of marriage as a...

  • U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Defense Of Marriage Act in win for gays

    June 26, 2013 | 7:27 am

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a central portion of a federal law that restricted the definition of marriage to opposite-sex couples in a major victory for the gay rights movement.

    The ruling, on a 5-4 vote, means that legally married gay men and women are...

  • A Shame

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 25, 2013 | 2:17 pm

    In response to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in the Fisher v University of Texas case, this blog offered its view and Community Advocates’ vice president, Joe Hicks, wrote an op/ed that appears in today’s OC Register (see below). Both pieces, we would like to think, were...

  • Divining the Supremes

    By  David A. Lehrer

    June 24, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    This morning the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in the long-anticipated case of Fisher v University of Texas. The pundits are already opining up a storm with many of the analyses reflecting the author’s predilections more than the justices’ messages. In fact, there seems...

  • Liberal Jewish groups unleash on doomed abortion bill

    June 20, 2013 | 10:13 am

    Liberal Jewish groups fired a verbal barrage against a restrictive abortion bill passed by the Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives, calling it “egregious,” “outrageous,” “an affront,” and “deeply disappointing.”

    Such strong language is unusual in any case for...

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