Jewish Journal

Fisher-Price doll promotes Islam?

By Brad A. Greenberg

October 13, 2008 | 4:16 pm

See that Aryan face? That’s the Little Mommy Cuddle ‘n’ Coo. And believe it or not, that doll is a Muslim emissary.

OK, I don’t believe it. I’m not sure what this doll actually is saying,... read on

  • Newsweek on ‘the fight for the Jewish vote’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 13, 2008 | 4:00 pm

    My editor right now is working over my cover story for this week on Jews and the presidential election. It’s certainly been a wild ride. This is always a time of the week when I surf the net and look for bloggable stories, and I just happened to come across a piece in this week’s... read on

  • Where have I been?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 13, 2008 | 1:49 pm

    My friends, I want to apologize for my negligent behavior these past days, my friends. You see, my friends, I lost myself observing the Day of Atonement, and then writing about what it was like to be an actual synagogue-going sort-of Jew. And then, my friends, I spent all weekend... read on

  • MLB’s Rays credit wins to saying, ‘Get behind me, Satan’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 10, 2008 | 2:00 am

    Sorry for the absence. I’ll have you know my first Yom Kippur was pretty awesome, and I’ve written a first-person account of my exploits—OK, it’s not that sexy—for next week’s paper.

    Unfortunately, the Day of Atonement was followed by the Dodgers choking in Philadelphia and giving... read on

  • Younger religious voters have different, more liberal values

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 8, 2008 | 4:00 pm

    I missed the conference call with reporters 30 minutes ago, but I’ve still got the summarized findings from a new poll by Faith in Public Life. The survey focused on the politics of youngish—18 to 34—religious folks.

    “Younger believers—including Catholics and white... read on

  • Catholic priest comes out, supports gay marriage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 8, 2008 | 3:36 pm

    The Rev. Geoffrey Farrow, a Fresno priest, used the pulpit Sunday to speak out against the Catholic Church’s support of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure that would amend the state constitution to forbid gay marriage.

    “Farrow said during the Mass that parishioners had... read on

  • Anti-Semites piling on as global economy plummets

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 8, 2008 | 3:12 pm

    Here we go. The holy trinity of Jewish journalism—JTA, Rob Eshman and The God Blog, naturally—have all drawn attention to the blame being launched at The Jews for the economic crisis, which, congruent with beliefs about Jewish domination of global finances, has now spread across the... read on

  • Scalping tickets for Yom Kippur

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 8, 2008 | 12:43 pm

    The above video, “Bad Karma on the Kippur,” was sent to me by Rachel Axelbank, and it reminds me of another great “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode. You can see a clip from “The Larry David Sandwich,” in which Larry David buys High Holy Day tickets from a scalper, after the jump.

    For... read on

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