Jewish Journal

Jerry loses the funny

By Brad A. Greenberg

November 7, 2007 | 11:31 am

It saddens me that while Larry David has become so much funnier since “Seinfeld” ended it’s nine-year run the show’s namesake has become less so. Did anyone else see Jerry Seinfeld on “30 Rock?” He seems to have replaced comedy with crankiness. Case in point: This appearance on “Larry King Live.”

  • Zell: ‘Being Jewish means that you’re vulnerable forever’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 7, 2007 | 11:20 am

    “I think that being Jewish means that you’re vulnerable forever. Was there a stronger Jewish community anywhere in the world—more intellectual, more successful—than Germany in the late twenties and early thirties, before Hitler? And seven years later they’re... read on

  • Atheism for baby eaters

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2007 | 4:30 pm

    The Friendly Atheist depicts a common complaint by atheists regarding how they are perceived.

  • We interrupt this message

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2007 | 2:31 pm

    Guys, The God Blog has been experiencing serious technical difficulties during the past two days. Publishing posts has become nearly impossible, and sometimes when I try it pulls down other recent posts. My Web editor is trying to identify the problem. I’ll be shocked if this goes through. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Surgery for Indian girl with 8 limbs

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2007 | 1:48 pm



    From CNN:

    Surgeons in India said a mammoth 40-hour operation on a 2-year-old girl born with four arms and four legs was going according to plan.

    “So far, so good,” Dr. Sharan Patil, the head surgeon, told reporters after 10 hours of surgery to separate Lakshmi Tatma from her “parasitic twin.”


    Here’s the video.

    (Photo: Heeb)

  • The Heeb 100

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2007 | 11:13 am

    Joel Stein, who auditioned for “The Apprentice” last year alongside me, made the Heeb 100, as did Ben Goldhirsh, who I’m profiling right now, and Jonah Lehrer, who I am interviewing Monday. It’s not clear why anyone made this list from Heeb magazine, but, not surprisingly, I was left off.

  • Quote of the day

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2007 | 10:25 am

    “The Christian right is one of my favorite things to focus on. No matter what I draw, they have to forgive me.”

    Joel Pett, the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist told Indiana Journalism students.

    (Hat tip: DMN religion blog)

  • Muslim massacre in Hindu India

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2007 | 2:28 am

    This massive report in Tehelka on a 2002 massacre of Muslims in India will really make your stomach turn. Rampaging Hindu zealots—yes, they come in all religious flavors—left more than 2,000 people dead, some in the most gruesome ways possible.

    Dozens of eyewitnesses who deposed... read on

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