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  • 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

  • Death to the death penalty

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 16, 2007 | 11:17 am

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    Texas is synonymous with capital punishment. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, Texas has executed 391 people. This year, 12 Texans have been executed; the other 49 states have killed a sole convicted murderer.

    That’s what makes this so surprising: The Dallas Morning... read on

  • Evel Knievel born again

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 13, 2007 | 5:18 pm

    EvelJump.jpgTwo weeks ago, the man synonymous with carefree adverturism, someone who lept the fountain at Caesar’s Palace (right), told a Palm Sunday crowd at the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County that he had taken a leap of faith.

    “I don’t know what in the world happened,” Robert “Evel”... read on

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  • Roots of Jewish brainpower

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 13, 2007 | 12:38 pm

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    Why are Jews so smart? (Or dumb, depending on your point of reference.) Well, in this month’s Commentary Magazine, controversial scholar Charles Murray, a self-described “Scots-Irish Gentile,” has a piece titled “Jewish Genius” in which he writes that “going back to the time of... read on

  • Zell: ‘One tough Jew’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 13, 2007 | 11:28 am

                       

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    Sam Zell got the treatment today from the largest Jewish newspapers in Los Angeles and New York. The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and The Forward recycle the stories of Zell’s reputation as a open-shirt-wearing, motorcycle-riding,... read on

  • More e-mail

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 12, 2007 | 6:01 pm

    I’ve been getting a lot of response to my article in today’s Daily News about Islamophobia. Here is another gem, with added emphasis in bold:

    Why do so many Jews in the U.S., continue to apologize and making excuses for radical Islam. Here’s a group of people who want to marginalize... read on

  • Islamophobia

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    April 12, 2007 | 12:20 pm

    Snuke.jpgAn episode of “South Park” last month (a clip is available here and the entire episode here) offered a true pearl of religious-persecution wisdom. The premise of the entire show, in which a rally for Hillary “Hildog” Clinton is disrupted by a dirty bomb that has been slipped inside... read on

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