Jewish Journal


By  David A. Lehrer

November 4, 2013 | 11:26 am

A few months ago, this blog wrote about the planned display of the Cyrus Cylinder at the Getty Villa. The Cylinder has been on view since October 2 and will remain there until December 2.... read on


    By  David A. Lehrer

    October 24, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    This week, the Los Angeles City Council came close to buckling to lobbyists and special interests to harm the interests of many of its residents. It did so with transparently illogical explanations that insult the intelligence of its constituents while hiding what really animated... read on

  • Tolerating Intolerance

    By David A. Lehrer, Hon. Richard J. Riordan, and Joe R. Hicks

    August 30, 2013 | 9:35 am

    In the wake of the celebrations and commentaries regarding the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” oration, it’s sobering to realize that we have almost become inured to allegations of discrimination and claims of subsequent disadvantage; they have almost... read on

  • “I Have a Dream” + 50 Years

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 28, 2013 | 10:54 am

    Today's OC Register has an op/ed by Community Advocates' Joe Hicks. He analyses the progress that has been made and some of the challenges that remain fifty years after Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream oration.

    Today's Wall Street Journal carries an incisive op/ed (click for... read on


    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 9, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    Last weekend an eye opening article appeared in The New York Times that should have sparked a California-wide, if not a national, discussion: Are public universities ignoring the US Supreme Court and violating California law to achieve a goal they think transcends the rule of law... read on

  • Making change happen in L.A.

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 6, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Last week’s The New York Times had an article that ought to remind us, lest we have forgotten or never knew, just how lucky we in Los Angeles are. We have two of the universities in the country that are leading their peers in admission of students with academic promise from poor... read on


    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 2, 2013 | 3:53 pm

    The attached op/ed will appear in the Daily News this Sunday. It is in response to a series of events in the Lancaster community over the past several weeks. As you will see, a leader of Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam unburdened himself of anti-gay and anti-Semitic remarks. The... read on

  • A time for modesty

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 26, 2013 | 2:28 pm

    A few days ago we authored an op/ed in the Los Angeles Times regarding fallout from the Trayvon Martin case. In the intervening  five days since its publication we have received numerous emails, calls, done media interviews and have read nearly two hundred on-line comments. Most... read on

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