Jewish Journal

  • Fighting anti-Semitism online

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 30, 2008 | 12:58 pm

    Here’s a boring story from the Jerusalem Post that includes a novel proposal from the Israeli president.

    President Shimon Peres urged young students at Yad Vashem on Tuesday to use the social networking site Facebook to fight anti-Semitism. “You can make a collective effort,” he told... read on

  • Lieberman riding McCain’s coattails

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 30, 2008 | 11:37 am

    Such hyperbole should not be a surprise; in November he compared John Hagee to Moses. And, yeah, Joe Lieberman is a fan of Republican leading man John McCain. But does he really think the Arizona senator is “part Maccabean?”

    Lieberman is certainly a good judge, given his own history... read on

  • CleanFlicks founder accused of sex with minor

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 30, 2008 | 11:32 am

    The co-founder of CleanFlicks, a video editing service once used by many Christians, has been arrested in Utah for allegedly paying a 14-year-old girl for sex.

    Daniel Thompson, who ran CleanFlicks till the courts shut it down in 2006, had more recently operated Flix Club, a... read on

  • Rudy’s campaign kaput

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 29, 2008 | 9:23 pm

    Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign appears all but formally dead tonight after he finished third in Florida—the state for which he had skipped campaigning in the early primaries and focused most his energy, the state that on Monday he said would pick the Republican nominee.

    Perhaps... read on

  • Germany celebrates Hitler’s rise—sort of

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 29, 2008 | 4:40 pm

    Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of the day Hitler and the Nazi Party took power in Germany, and the occasion has prompted a new round of soul-searching.

    “Where in the world has one ever seen a nation that erects memorials to immortalize its own shame?” asked Avi Primor,... read on

  • Pat Robertson not popular with evangelicals

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 29, 2008 | 4:18 pm

    Pat Robertson gets mentioned here every now and then. And a recent poll by Beliefnet confirmed a sentiment I expressed in November when Rudy Giuliani garnered the endorsement of Pat Robertson: “Who cares?

    Only about 19.6 percent of evangelicals. That’s the percentage that have a favorable impression of Robertson. That’s the lowest popularity of the eight Christian leaders survey subjects were asked about. (Billy Graham led the list with 87.3 percent favorable reviews.)

  • Return of the Jedi religion

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 29, 2008 | 10:15 am

    A Jedi “church” has been born in a galaxy far far away - North Wales.

    The Holyhead chapter of the self-styled Jedi Church, which claims up to 400,000 members worldwide, has sprung up thanks to brothers Barney and Daniel Jones, both Star Wars obsessives.

    The “church” is only one of... read on

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