Jewish Journal

  • Man on the Wall Street: AIG outrage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 24, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    The American public really has gotten pwned by Wall Street. That doesn’t absolve people of their own stupid decisions and submission to greed, but it’s amazing how taxpayers keep giving billions upon billions more to bank rescue plans that are only postponing the unavoidable. (See... read on

  • WND: Game of Life pushes gay marriage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 24, 2009 | 2:48 pm

    Under the feature head “Queerly Beloved,” WorldNetDaily published an “exclusive” two weeks ago that claimed the online version of LIFE was promoting gay marriage because it didn’t limit unions to male and female. WND reports:

    “You know how kids are,” the mother told WND. “My... read on

  • The shared strategy of Google and Hezbollah

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 24, 2009 | 1:54 pm

    Google and Hezbollah: “What they share is this passionate belief in change and disruption—and more change and more disruption, as much as possible.”

    That’s what author Joshua Cooper Ramo said on NPR yesterday while promoting his book “The Age of the Unthinkable” and lamenting Washington’s lack of creativity and ingenuity.

  • Pig head left on fence of Czech mosque

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 24, 2009 | 10:41 am

    In Islam, like Judaism, pigs are considered unclean. And leaving the head of a decapitated swine as a on a mosque fence would be a bit offensive. Actually really offensive, especially if it was accompanied by a sign that stated “NO TO ISLAM.”

    Prague police are investigating such an... read on

  • Nearly 40 percent of American Jews were hit by Madoff

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 23, 2009 | 10:07 pm

    Let me clarify that headline. Bernard Madoff did not personally take from 40 percent of American Jews.

    But a new poll from J Street, which I discovered from a Gawker post linking back to me, explored, among facets of the American Jewish community largely concerning politics and... read on

  • What is a good Jew?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 23, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    I’ve been trying to figure out the answer to that for a while. All I know is it’s not me.

    But tonight, at 7:30, five of Los Angeles’ leading rabbis will debate the topic at the Wilshire Theatre. Torah Slam 2 is sponsored by The Jewish Journal and will be moderated by the inestimable David Suissa. VideoJew will be streaming the event live.

    *Updated: You can watch a video from last night over at the VideoJew or after the jump. It’s two hours, so you might want to put a pot of coffee on:

  • Madoff’s Jewish victims

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 23, 2009 | 6:02 pm

    Jewish individuals, Jewish charities, Jewish goodwill—all victims of Bernie Madoff. The list of previous blog posts about Madoff’s devastation on the Jewish world are after the jump.

    A cartoon is courtesy of Steve Greenberg.

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