Jewish Journal

  • Judge orders Christian girl into public school

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 7, 2009 | 4:16 pm

    I had a lot of friends growing up who were homeschooled. Some were well socialized, others weren’t; most were educated that way because their parents either disapproved with what public schools taught or with the environment it would put their children in.

    I disagreed with both... read on

  • Pastor prays Obama ‘dies and goes to hell’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 7, 2009 | 1:02 pm

    I voted for Barack Obama, and I’m pleased to say that his efforts since taking office in January have validated that decision. He wasn’t just handed one or two messes to fix, but a plethora. And I’d say thus far he’s done about as well as anyone could have hoped for—except for on... read on

  • End of an unusual NBA career

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 6, 2009 | 1:18 pm

    Lance Allred was one of the NBA’s more unusual stories. The deaf native son of a polygamist Mormon community, Allred scored a total of just three points in his 10 minutes as an NBA player. He has been a journeyman in the truest sense. But now he’s getting some attention for his... read on

  • ‘Jesus Loves You’ gets the business from Westboro Baptist Church

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 5, 2009 | 6:12 pm

    Craig Gross has dedicated himself to ministering to people living, as he calls it in his first book, “The Gutter.” He’s the founder of XXXChurch, an evangelical outfit sharing the gospel at porn conventions and handing out Bibles that say on the cover “Jesus Loves Porn Stars.” Now... read on

  • The evolution of a high school controversy

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 5, 2009 | 1:35 pm

    Humorous story from the Sedalia Democrat about an uncalled-for controversy at a Missouri high school. The spark was this image used for its band t-shirt. Under the Smith-Cotton high school name and the evolution timeline are the words “Brass Evolutions 2009”:

    Assistant Band Director... read on

  • ‘Basterds’ and Jewish beliefs

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 4, 2009 | 10:12 pm

    I’ve been talking about it for a while, but I’m finally going to see “Inglourious Basterds” tonight. In light of that, here’s some good reading from Religion News Service:

    Yet the film also represents a growing genre of Jewish-themed films in which the victims become the victors.... read on

  • The second coming of ‘My Jesus Year’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 2, 2009 | 6:20 pm

    I didn’t realize it had been requisite for books to be accompanied by YouTube trailers. But, then again, I’ve yet to break into that economy. The best part about this trailer for Benyamin Cohen’s “My Jesus Year”—wrote about it here and here and here—is the score, which reminds me of the scene from “Home Alone” (1 and 2) when the are running through the airport. The concluding quote, in Cohen’s best Mr. Roboto, isn’t bad either:

    “Must. Keep. Kosher.”

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