Jewish Journal

  • God and aliens

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 25, 2007 | 11:13 pm

    Swiss scientist Michel Mayor, who was credited with co-finding the first planet outside our solar system, is now sleuthing for signs of alien life. What if he finds it? What would that mean for the religious faithful on planet Earth?

    It’s a vexing question, mostly because it seems... read on

  • War on Islam

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 25, 2007 | 11:18 am

    NotATerrorist.jpgIt doesn’t matter what rhetorical polishing President Bush’s team has done to market the “War on Terror.” Outside the United States, it’s perceived as an effort to undermine—even attack—Islam, according to a report by WorldPublicOpinion.org, a research group affiliated with the... read on

  • Hedging on ‘genocide’—the plight of the Armenians

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 24, 2007 | 11:08 am

    Hitler.JPG“Who still talks nowadays of the extermination of the Armenians?”

    Hitler reportedly asked that question of his commanding generals in 1939, as he prepared to rid the world of Jews. Holocaust historians site this quotation when trying to explain Hitler’s rational for how his acts... read on

  • Greenberg going, going, almost gone

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 19, 2007 | 7:19 pm


    apprentice brad.jpgWell, Donald Trump didn’t want me, but the Jewish Journal does.

    So today, I accepted a writing job at the largest Jewish paper outside New York. I know what you’re thinking. You’re not Jewish. Not religiously. No matter how bushy a beard you can... read on

  • Biblical lessons in Va Tech wake

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2007 | 11:14 pm

    Job.jpgIt’s not often I read an editorial that begins like this:

    IN THE BIBLICAL Book of Job, the anguished hero is visited by three friends who attempt to comfort him by drawing airy and sententious lessons from his agonies. Of course, they end up adding to his troubles; Job endures not... read on

  • Holocaust survivor dies in Va Tech massacre

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 17, 2007 | 11:35 am

    Liviu.jpgLiviu Librescu survived the Holocaust. But while millions worldwide observed Yom HaShoah Monday, Librescu sacrificed his life for his Virginia Tech students. From the Jerusalem Post, via my favorite blog:

    Professor Liviu Librescu, 76, threw himself in front of the shooter when the... read on

  • Jews and money

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 16, 2007 | 6:36 pm

    “If you ever forget you are a Jew, a Gentile will remind you.”

    So the saying goes. And for me, it was true: I grew up in a Christian home and, aside from my last name, knew nothing about what it was to be Jewish. Except of course, for the jokes, which usually involved terms like... read on

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