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  • Greenberg going, going, almost gone

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 19, 2007 | 7:19 pm

                       

    apprentice brad.jpgWell, Donald Trump didn’t want me, but the Jewish Journal does.

    So today, I accepted a writing job at the largest Jewish paper outside New York. I know what you’re thinking. You’re not Jewish. Not religiously. No matter how bushy a beard you can... read on

  • Biblical lessons in Va Tech wake

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2007 | 11:14 pm

    Job.jpgIt’s not often I read an editorial that begins like this:

    IN THE BIBLICAL Book of Job, the anguished hero is visited by three friends who attempt to comfort him by drawing airy and sententious lessons from his agonies. Of course, they end up adding to his troubles; Job endures not... read on

  • Holocaust survivor dies in Va Tech massacre

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2007 | 11:35 am

    Liviu.jpgLiviu Librescu survived the Holocaust. But while millions worldwide observed Yom HaShoah Monday, Librescu sacrificed his life for his Virginia Tech students. From the Jerusalem Post, via my favorite blog:

    Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter when the... read on

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  • Jews and money

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 16, 2007 | 6:36 pm

    “If you ever forget you are a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.”

    So the saying goes. And for me, it was true: I grew up in a Christian home and, aside from my last name, knew nothing about what it was to be Jewish. Except of course, for the jokes, which usually involved terms like... read on

  • Death to the death penalty

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 16, 2007 | 11:17 am

    Death.jpg
    Texas is synonymous with capital punishment. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, Texas has executed 391 people. This year, 12 Texans have been executed; the other 49 states have killed a sole convicted murderer.

    That’s what makes this so surprising: The Dallas Morning... read on

  • Evel Knievel born again

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 13, 2007 | 5:18 pm

    EvelJump.jpgTwo weeks ago, the man synonymous with carefree adverturism, someone who lept the fountain at Caesar’s Palace (right), told a Palm Sunday crowd at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County that he had taken a leap of faith.

    “I don’t know what in the world happened,” Robert “Evel”... read on

  • Roots of Jewish brainpower

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 13, 2007 | 12:38 pm

    Einstein.jpg
    Why are Jews so smart? (Or dumb, depending on your point of reference.) Well, in this month’s Commentary Magazine, controversial scholar Charles Murray, a self-described “Scots-Irish Gentile,” has a piece titled “Jewish Genius” in which he writes that “going back to the time of... read on

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