Jewish Journal

  • I’ve been around

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 12, 2007 | 2:47 pm

    That trip to Israel last week made contributions to The God Blog challenging. Between Monday and Thursday, I worked about 60 hours, getting a few good stories including that one about Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. And then on my day off I went back down to the Gaza border. But I’m back now, so expect lots of activity this week.

  • Staying safe in Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 10, 2007 | 2:23 pm

    I just got back from Shabbat in Kibbutz Nir-Am, which is located directly between Gaza and the Israeli town of Sderot. Nir-Am has been shelled for the past seven years with hundreds of Kassam rockets fired across the border, and I visited tonight to see how one family tries to live a... read on

  • Nevada blocks Christian-socialist health care

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 10, 2007 | 6:23 am

    Marshall Allen is an old journalism friend of mine (by that I mean I’ve known him a little more than two years). He used to write about religion and crime—saints and sinners—for the Pasadena Star-News but moved last year to Sin City.

    He has a story in the Las Vegas Sun that says the... read on

  • My meeting with Israeli PM Ehud Olmert

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 8, 2007 | 8:11 pm

    JERUSALEM, Aug. 8—“You are not to directly quote the prime minister,” Ehud Olmert’s press handler told a group of American Jewish journalists I’ve been traveling with this week.

    This directive came as we sat in a conference room in the leader of Israel’s Jerusalem offices. It... read on

  • Matisyahu no longer Lubavitch

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2007 | 2:07 pm

    Last month, Matisyahu appeared on the cover of the Christian hipster magazine Relevant and said Jesus had “started a new wave of Judaism.” A few weeks later, he told the weekly Miami New Times that he’d broken from the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Here is what the Forward had to say:

    ... read on
  • Luke’s no longer happy ...

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2007 | 1:42 pm

    I knew this day would come. Actually, since I profiled blogger Luke Ford for the cover of The Jewish Journal (I was speaking with other Jewish journalists yesterday, and they were appalled by this reality), Luke has been up and down on how he’s felt about the story. But we talked... read on

  • Remembering evangelicals for Iraq

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 7, 2007 | 1:25 pm

    WASHINGTON (ABP)—Beginning with ancient Christians martyred by the Roman Empire and running through Thomas Becket, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and beyond, church leaders often have spoken truth to the secular powers—regardless of the consequences. But in the months leading up to the... read on

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