Jewish Journal

  • Democrats get religion

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 7, 2007 | 11:22 pm

    This is why I tell my friends I don’t vote for political candidates based on their religious beliefs: Politicians are shapeshifters who say what you want to hear. So Sunday’s story in the Chicago Tribune—“Democrats find religion on the campaign trail”—came as no surprise. Three years... read on

  • Made the move

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 7, 2007 | 12:57 pm

    I’m sitting at my new desk, working on a newly ordered computer, in Koreatown. After leaving the Daily News on Thursday and spending most of the three-day weekend in Yosemite with my wife, I’m settling into my digs at the Jewish Journal. Blogging will be a bit sporadic for a few days, but I’ll be posting fresh pieces at least daily.

  • Religion aces college

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 7, 2007 | 10:02 am

    Despite what many conservative religious parents believe – I know; I grew up with them – American universities are not brainwashing their children to be godless intellectuals. According to the International Herald Tribune, which interviewed dozens of university officials,... read on

  • Obama faltering with Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 3, 2007 | 6:03 pm

    The Christian Science Monitor has an insightful read today on Sen. Barack Obama’s lackluster start courting the much needed “Jewish vote” in his quest for the presidency. (I put that in quotes because, despite the relevance of garnering the votes of Jews, God’s people do not vote as... read on

  • Christians and Jews together on Israel

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 3, 2007 | 3:02 pm

    The Forward has a biting piece tomorrow about the newfound friendship between “John Hagee, the firebrand evangelical Christian minister from San Antonio, Texas,” who stole the show at Aipac’s convention in March, and a growing number of Jewish federations:

    “If you search... read on

  • Gay former governor entering seminary

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 2, 2007 | 6:02 pm

    McGreevey.jpgJim McGreevey, the former New Jersey governor who came out of the closet while in office and resigned because of an alleged affair, has converted into the Episcopal Church and will enter its General Theological Seminary in Manhattan. (The ordination of gay priests has become, to put... read on

  • Gere’s sexual offense

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 1, 2007 | 6:18 pm

    Gere.jpgHave you heard that story about Richard Gere? No, not the gerbil hoax that tainted Dr. T when I was a kid. But the one about Gere smooching Bollywood babe Shilpa Shetty at an AIDS awareness event in New Delhi last month.

    As my friend Manya Brachear points out on her blog for the... read on

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