Jewish Journal

Loopholes and Exceptions

By  David A. Lehrer

April 2, 2015 | 10:50 am

Indiana Capitol

The bubbling controversy about Indiana’s newly adopted “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” has demonstrated once again the ease with which misinformation... More.

  • “Helping” the Disabled?

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 18, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    Sometimes the best of intentions get sidetracked and undermined, not necessarily due to bad motivations, in fact, often for benign reasons. But the fact... More.

  • A Reality Check

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 13, 2015 | 3:30 pm

    Much has been written over the past few days about the terrible incident at UCLA in which an active Jewish student was pummeled with questions by a... More.

  • The Theater of the Absurd Has a Script

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 25, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    This blog has been cooking for well over a week. I simply couldn’t figure out a coherent line of argument that would explain my unease with what was... More.

  • Insight and Wisdom

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 4, 2015 | 2:56 pm

    This past weekend the Wall Street Journal prominently featured an article by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew... More.

  • Oxford Here We Come

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 22, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    Community Advocates’ vice president, Joe Hicks, is in the United Kingdom today for a very special event. No, he’s not meeting the Queen.

    Tomorrow... More.

  • Confronting the reality of radical Islam

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 21, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Today’s New York Times has an excellent op/ed by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Friedman. In a piece entitled Say It Like It Is, he rails against the failure... More.

  • Lessons to be Learned

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 8, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    In 1942, the apocryphal story goes, King Christian of Denmark wore a Yellow Star to demonstrate solidarity with Danish Jews after the occupying Nazis... More.

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