Jewish Journal

  • Should Tiger’s sins be publicly atoned?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 2, 2009 | 2:03 pm

    Tiger Woods today posted on his Website an apology—opening line: “I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my hear”—without admitting what he was apologizing for. Not much mystery there though: Us Weekly published this story about an alleged 31-month... read on

  • DC moves to legalize gay marriage

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 2, 2009 | 12:55 pm

    The District of Columbia is looking to join the ranks of Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Tuesday night the District Council passed a bill to legalize gay marriage by an 11-2 margin:

    The most vocal opposition came from the Catholic Archdiocese of... read on

  • Putting the Swiss ban on minarets in context

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 1, 2009 | 3:20 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the Swiss vote Sunday to ban the building of minarets, the towers above mosques from which the call to prayer goes out.

    The New York Times led its story with “In a vote that displayed a widespread anxiety about Islam and undermined the country’s... read on

  • Crunchy Con rides into the sunset

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 1, 2009 | 2:54 pm

    We’ve all been there: Saying our goodbyes to newspapering but promising to still be around for journalism. Now it’s Rod Dreher’s turn. The Crunchy Con is leaving the Dallas Morning News. What now? He’ll become director of publications for the John Templeton Foundation.

    More from his... read on

  • Shabbat Shalom, Hammer style

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 1, 2009 | 2:39 pm

    Getting to this video followed a fairly circuitous path, so here goes.

    I noticed tonight that a friend at JTA had as his gchat status “wolverine,” which made me think of the Jewverine (like Wolverine but with menorahs for claws). A friend, then, saw me looking at the post I wrote in May about Jewverine, and asked if I liked “Hebrew Hammer.” To which I answered, “Obviously.”

    In reality, I really like the first half of the movie. This is probably my favorite scene. Warning: It ends with some holiness and then a big f-bomb.

  • Williams fined for U.S. Open tirade

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 1, 2009 | 3:45 am

    Remember that tirade Serena Williams got busted for at the U.S. Open? You know, the one where she disagreed with the line judge and said, “I swear to God, I’m f—-ing going to take this f—-ing ball and shove it down your f——ing throat, you hear that? I swear to God.”

    Well,... read on

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