Jewish Journal

  • Dept. of No-Duh

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2007 | 10:46 pm

    The Chicago Council on Global Affairs reported Tuesday that American interests would be better served if Muslims Americans were better integrated into society.

    This is a group that is half-Muslim, half non-Muslim that came together because we believe that America is losing by not... read on

  • Gaza Christians ready to flee

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2007 | 3:53 pm

    The Lebanese experiment of Muslims and Christians living and governing together appears to have failed. Now, with Hamas controlling the Gaza Strip, there is concern that Christians there will have no choice but to flee.

    Broken crucifixes and shards from a Jesus statue have been... read on

  • Santeria shortstop

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2007 | 2:29 pm

    Few ball players want to talk about it, but Santeria is taking hold in the Major Leagues, according to the LA Times.

    CHICAGO — On a shelf in the office of Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen, mixed in among the family photos, the Roberto Clemente bobblehead and the Napoleon... read on

  • Mitt Romney: Draft dodger? Not quite

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2007 | 10:10 am

    As the Vietnam War raged in the 1960s, Mitt Romney received a deferment from the draft as a Mormon “minister of religion” for the duration of his missionary work in France, which lasted two and a half years.

    Before and after his missionary deferment, Romney also received nearly... read on

  • The righteousness of prancing in your underpants

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 26, 2007 | 12:07 am

    This post has very little to do with religion, save maybe what it says about the vulnerability of college students to be sucked into a clearly odd movement.

    See, five years ago, I was a sophomore at UCLA when my friends and I began running around Westwood in our underwear. We... read on

  • Salman Rushdie can’t catch a break

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 25, 2007 | 4:51 pm

    Two decades after Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses earned him a death warrant in the Muslim world, the outspoken author gets knighted by the Queen of England. His PR outside the West, however, could use some help. In case you missed the Wall Street Journal this weekend, here’s a... read on

  • Can a real Christian stop sinning?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 25, 2007 | 10:23 am

    The first question, actually, should be: What is a real Christian? Once that has been established, which might take a few millennia and several hundred denominational rifts—actually before that has been established, let’s move on.

    Some Christians believe that when a person starts... read on

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