Jewish Journal

  • Why be Jewish?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 3, 2007 | 1:18 pm

    Earlier this week, Rob Eshman, The Jewish Journal‘s editor in chief, spent two days in Utah at a conference were leading thinkers of American Jewry tried to answer a seemingly simple question: Why be Jewish?

    The answer, obviously, is not so easy.

    But Jews like to talk. God talked... read on

  • Eight Jews left in Baghdad

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 3, 2007 | 10:47 am

    Baghdad was once one of the great cradles of Jewish culture and wisdom, but now, according to the Christian priest who has been looking after them, there are only eight Jews left in the Iraqi capital, and their situation is “more than desperate.” The Rev. Canon Andrew White, the... read on

  • Luke Ford’s ‘unrequited love’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 2, 2007 | 2:40 pm

    Luke Ford has a few good posts on his blog in response to my profile of him. (He also has audio of our six-hour interview.) In one titled “Unrequited Love,” you can feel Ford’s pain at being rejected by Orthodox congregations:


    I read the Jewish Journal... read on

  • Is Luke Ford good for the Jews?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 2, 2007 | 2:07 pm

    Loyal readers are familiar with the name Luke Ford. He is an LA blogger who writes about kinky porn, Orthodox Judaism and sinful politicians. But Luke is a contentious figure in the Jewish community, of which he is a convert into, and is both loved and loathed by people in the porn... read on

  • Luke will be back ...

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 1, 2007 | 10:39 pm

    The Luke Ford post has been taken down temporarily. It will be reposted Thursday afternoon, when The Jewish Journal cover story on Ford goes live. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Luke is getting anxious

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 1, 2007 | 4:52 pm

    Luke Ford can’t wait to see himself on the cover of The Jewish Journal tomorrow. Ford is the controversial LA blogger who writes about everything from porn to politics to Orthodox Judaism. Here’s what he says on a post with the headline: “I’m Having A Hard Time Leaving The House... read on

  • When God speaks, don’t check your e-mail

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 1, 2007 | 4:42 pm

    So that’s what people are always doing in church when I see them staring at their Blackberrys while the worship band plays or the pastor preaches. Not that we didn’t already know this, but a new study confirms it: About 12 percent of Americans check e-mail on wireless devices while at church (and another 12 percent and this is not sanitary folks—while using the can).

    (Illustration: Sun-Times)

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