Jewish Journal

The Chinese Christian comeback

By Brad A. Greenberg

June 23, 2008 | 12:47 pm

From banned book to big business, the Bible makes a comeback in China:

NANJING, CHINA—The factory looks like it could be any plant in this export-driven nation. Hundreds of Chinese... read on

  • How many atheists believe in God?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 23, 2008 | 11:12 am

    The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life today published the second half of a massive study on American spirituality. (The first, which found Americans change faiths frequently, appeared in February.) The new portion is full of information; some, like the fact that religion is... read on

  • It’s a miracle

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 22, 2008 | 8:49 pm

    I was incredibly confused last night when I received a congratulatory text message from my editor. For what, I wondered, before remembering the LA Press Club dinner was being held at the Biltmore downtown. Much to my surprise, The God Blog had been elevated from best-blog finalist to winner. And all God’s people said: “Amen!”

  • God’s Blog #3: Gambling

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 20, 2008 | 10:26 am

    My servant, Greenberg, will be leaving this weekend for Sin City. I am disappointed, but have faith—yes, even the omniscient have faith—that he will behave himself. He tells me he only goes for the gambling, and mainly poker at that.

    You’re surprised that I approve of such seemingly... read on

  • Chai five: Atlanta Jews thank David Duke

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 19, 2008 | 4:49 pm


    How many stories about Jewish life begin with the words “David Duke,” a name unparalleled in its association with racism and anti-Semitism? I’m sure this article from the Atlanta Jewish Times was a first:

    David Duke is a former Ku Klux Klan leader and neo-Nazi. He also played an... read on

  • Ali Eteraz—Islamophobic Muslim?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 19, 2008 | 11:54 am

    No, he’s not. But Ali Eteraz expects some of his co-religionists will accuse him of being a self-loathing Muslim because he doesn’t want to make a big deal about volunteers for Barack Obama telling two Muslim women they couldn’t appear in photos with the presidential candidate trying... read on

  • In Jesus name, Ontario Council meeting begins

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 19, 2008 | 1:01 am

    Mayor Leon

    On Monday, about two weeks after allegations surfaced that Ontario Mayor Paul Leon was having an extramarital affair with a city employee, Leon issued a vague apology for “errors in his private life.”

    You could try to connect the dots, but why don’t you just let Pastor... read on

  • My two Jewish mothers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 18, 2008 | 4:38 pm

    If I can be so self-indulgent, and misleading, Jon Stewart began “The Daily Show’s” segment on gay marriage last night began with a joke similar to the one I made Monday:

    At 5:01 pm Pacific time, the first gay marriage in California took place, thanks to a recent ruling from the... read on

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