Jewish Journal

Braun is MLB’s Jewish MVP

By Brad A. Greenberg

December 23, 2009 | 8:27 pm

Just in time for Christmas, baseball card company Jewish Major Leaguers announced today its MOT MVPs for 2009. Any guesses?

No real surprise with the everyday player topping that list: the... read on

  • Priest OKs shoplifting from big box retailers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 23, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    Remember that episode of “The Simpsons” where Bart, Fat Tony’s young apprentice, learns his master’s business?

    Bart: Uh, say, are you guys crooks?
    Fat Tony: Bart, is it wrong to steal a loaf of bread to feed your starving family?

    Bart: No.
    Fat Tony: Well, suppose you got a large... read on

  • Christmas for Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 22, 2009 | 5:21 pm

    The above “SNL” clip aside, there is a reason for Jews to love Christmas. So argues David Klinghoffer on his Beliefnet blog:

    In general, the classic Jewish ways of dealing with this most beloved of Christian holidays have included eating Chinese food, going to the movies, or if... read on

  • An unusual Virgin Birth scandal

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 21, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    A few people sent this one to me. Pretty funny, though understandably upsetting for a good many people:

    A billboard sponsored by a local Anglican church that shows Joseph and Mary in bed has set tongues wagging in New Zealand, with the Catholic Church condemning it as others found... read on

  • The sacred identity of ‘mistress’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 21, 2009 | 3:21 pm

    A generally love the unorthodox approach Slate takes to many story. And the premise on this article about Tiger Woods’ lady friends is another good angle. But the way it’s written comes off as a defense of the sanctity of being a mistress:

    The Tiger Woods “mistress” count is up to... read on

  • Twitter, prayers and grief

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 21, 2009 | 1:11 pm

    I regularly see Twitter updates asking for prayer. And I’ve never thought there was anything weird or inappropriate about that. Further, I think it’s a great use of social media.

    So why the hate?

    As Shellie Ross waited in a hospital for word on her son, Bryson, she posted this... read on

  • Christmas ‘Basterds’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 20, 2009 | 2:15 pm

    Yesterday, as Chanukah ended, and I swapped my SuperJew t-shirt for some black socks with wreaths and candy canes on them, the Greenbergs sat down to celebrate Christmas.

    My mom loves to give, so Christmas comes with more gifts than anyone could open on even eight nights. I used to tell her I didn’t need anything, but that’s a debate I can’t win. Thankfully.

    Among my favorite gifts was a DVD of “Inglourious Basterds” from my wife. I know, it seems like more of a Chanukah gift.

  • Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 19, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    We get some beautiful Christmas lights in the South Bay, but sadly no one does anything like this.

    (P.S. If you feel like you’ve seen this clip before, you’re right. It’s a bit of a God Blog tradition.)

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