Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • Murder Inc. and Jewish toughs

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 29, 2008 | 12:02 am

    One of my favorite aspects of blogging is all the senseless surfing it allows me to do. On a daily basis, it seems, I come across an interesting old article or two like “Jews You Can Use,” published on Slate in 1998, which I found after my copy of “Tough Jews” arrived in the mail... read on

  • Obama swears he’s no anti-Semite

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 28, 2008 | 3:20 pm

    Barack Hussein Obama has been the subject of quite a few Internet smear campaigns. The lingering one has been that he is not a Christian but a closet Muslim (as if belief in Islam should preclude someone from being president), that his name is strange and suspicious, and, most... read on

  • Bowing down for business

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 28, 2008 | 11:17 am

    From the new issue of Portfolio:

    Every week, the jumuah, or Friday prayer, is held in a large tent at the University of Tehran, with thousands of the faithful spilling out onto the surrounding campus. At each of these prayer meetings, the cleric on the platform clutches an AK-47 as... read on

  • Drinking to Bush speak

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 28, 2008 | 9:35 am

    Looks like at least one of my former colleagues is ready for the president’s annual address:

    WASHINGTON - The state of our union is strong.

    I’ll drink to that. And, come tonight, so will an entire subculture of young political wonks who have turned the hallowed annual presidential... read on

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