Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • If Turkey were secular

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 30, 2007 | 11:57 am

    Massive protests in Turkey yesterday highlighted the growing tension between religious Turks and their secular sisters in the predominantly Muslim country.

    Two weeks after three Bible sellers were murdered by Turkish zeoloats, the at least 700,000 secular protesters were concerned... read on

  • Pharoah and the LAFD

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 27, 2007 | 11:09 am

    LAFD’s public image continues to spiral down. My colleague, Eugene Tong, reported yesterday that someone had gotten on the PA of a fire station in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood (synonymous with L.A. Jewry) and sung, “Who let the Jews out?” to the tune of the Baha Men’s hit song.

    ... read on
  • 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

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