Jewish Journal

  • UC Irvine safe for Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 1:37 pm

    Martha Mecartney, chairwoman of UC Irvine‘s academic senate, was surprised recently to hear her daughter relay a school friend’s fear: “Since she and some of her friends were Jewish, it was not safe for them to walk around the UCI campus.”

    “Why in the world,” Mecartney asked in an... read on

  • Whose rebbe is Woody Allen?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 10:23 am

    I guess he’s American Apparel founder Dov Charney’s in this billboard from NY’s Lower East Side, via the Forward.

    Beside the photo of Allen dressed as a Hasid are the words “der heyliker rebe” — “the holy rebbe.” Alex Spunt of AA told the Forward,... read on

  • The pope in Brazil

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 10, 2007 | 10:12 am

    GetReligion has a wrap-up of the myriad stories previewing Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Brazil, which began Wednesday. It discusses the two main story lines: that the conservative pontiff will be facing his long-term foe—Catholicism’s “liberation theology,” a socialist remnant that persists in South America—and the raise of Protestantism.

    As is often the case, GetReligion, which critiques the way we—the media—cover religion, takes issue with the banging of the cliche gong.

  • Mickey’s anti-Semitic outburst

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 9, 2007 | 1:40 pm

    There has been plenty of accusations that Walt Disney was an anti-Semite—remember the “Simpsons” episode where Bart and Lisa watch the video of Itchy and Scratchy Land founder Roger Myers Sr., “who loved everyone and was loved by all, except in 1938, when he was heavily criticized... read on

  • End of the road for the Religious Right?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 9, 2007 | 1:21 pm

    Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, who I’ve seen preach at Bel-Air Presbyterian, thinks it might be. Here’s what he has to say in a column that opens with the closure of conservative Christian powerhouse Dr. D. James Kennedy’s Center for Reclaiming America:

    Nearly 30 years after... read on

  • The God Blog’s not infallible

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    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.

  • Democrats get religion

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 7, 2007 | 11:22 pm

    This is why I tell my friends I don’t vote for political candidates based on their religious beliefs: Politicians are shapeshifters who say what you want to hear. So Sunday’s story in the Chicago Tribune—“Democrats find religion on the campaign trail”—came as no surprise. Three years... read on

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