Jewish Journal

  • Sen. McConnell’s anti-Semitic attack ad?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2008 | 2:31 pm

    Alex Balk at Radar calls Sen. Mitch McConnell on playing the New York Jew card in an attack ad (above) against his reelection opponent, who is supported by Sen. Charles Schumer, a big Jew from New York:

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell (R-KY) is facing an unexpectedly tight... read on

  • Religious POVs: Maher or Spurlock?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2008 | 4:11 am

    Morgan Spurlock is a genius. Sure, his shtick is shlocky. And, yeah, he might be reusing the formula he created for “Super Size Me.” But his film last year, “Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden,” is an insightful look at just how vile religious extremism is. In essence, the film,... read on

  • A Christian at High Holy Day services

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 21, 2008 | 3:45 pm

    Creator’s Note: I never republish entire stories but ... two weeks ago I took the plunge and attended Yom Kippur services. What follows is the first-person piece I wrote for the Journal about my experience.

    My first mistake was arriving when the Yom Kippur morning service at Valley... read on

  • Anti-Muslim hate at McCain rally

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 20, 2008 | 5:43 pm

    This video, from the American News Project, shows an Islamophobe attacking Muslim supporters of John McCain:

    At a John McCain rally in Woodbridge, Virginia, three people handed out “Obama for Change” bumper stickers with the Communist sickle and hammer and the Islamic crescent,... read on

  • Best presidential debate ever

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 20, 2008 | 2:00 pm

    ... was, of course, the debate I moderated Thursday night at USC Chabad. On the left was political strategist Randy Steinberg and on the right Republican Jewish blogger Eric Golub. The forum—similar to one I moderated at Temple Sinai in August between the RJC’s Larry Greenfield and... read on

  • Joe the Plumber on Jesus and the Iraq war

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 20, 2008 | 10:05 am

    Joe the Plumber is, as I’m sure you know by now, not a plumber. But he is a Christian. The God-O-Meter enlightens us on how Joe’s faith relates to his perspective of, say, the war in Iraq:

    “Everything that Americans take for granted, I mean these guys haven’t had it—now they’ve got... read on

  • Powell: Keeping Muslims out of White House isn’t American

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 19, 2008 | 9:04 pm

    Not lost in Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama were the former secretary of state’s remarks about Muslim Americans.

    “I’m also troubled by, not what Senator McCain says, but what members of the party say. And it is permitted to be said such things as, ‘Well, you know that Mr.... read on

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