Jewish Journal


By  David A. Lehrer

October 30, 2012 | 4:02 pm

The last few days have seen Americans preoccupied, understandably so, with Hurricane Sandy and next week’s election. The attention that might normally have been paid to two items in the... read on

  • The Absence of Zev

    By  David A. Lehrer

    August 28, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    The news is bittersweet. On the one hand a public servant who has dedicated nearly forty years of his life to the Los Angeles community will be unburdened from the demands of a public that wants him virtually every day and night of the week (whether it’s this group’s board meeting... read on

  • The Progress is (In)Visible

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 20, 2012 | 4:46 pm

    Yesterday seemed like the first really hot day in a long time, the temperature was in the high 80s to 90s and the evening remained warm with virtually no breeze. Despite the heat, it was remarkably clear.

    From my thirty third floor perch in a Downtown office building I couldn’t... read on

  • The Declaration of Independence’s Inclusiveness

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 6, 2012 | 11:35 am

    Yesterday’s blog described my visit to the National Museum of American Jewish History and the George Washington letter to the Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island of 1790.


    Wall Street Journa

    l has an op/ed by law professor Michael Meyerson titled “Was the Declaration... read on

  • A 220 Year Old Lesson

    By  David A. Lehrer

    July 5, 2012 | 4:25 pm

    Last Friday, while on a family vacation in Philadelphia, my wife and I visited the new National Museum of American Jewish History on Independence Square. We toured the wonderful exhibit that chronicles American Jewish history from the first immigrants to the current period. The... read on

  • Spiritual Border Crossing and Change

    By  David A. Lehrer

    May 31, 2012 | 1:02 pm

    It isn’t often that one reads an article that connects dots that have long seemed disconnected, but it does occasionally happen

    Last night I was reading one of my favorite magazines, The New Republic (I have been a subscriber for decades) and came across a book review of From... read on

  • An Important Issue—-What to Do About Iran? Tomorrow Night

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 30, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    Tomorrow night Community Advocates and KPCC are presenting an important panel discussion on the topic of

    What to Do About Iran?

    We Invite you to a live taping of 89.3 KPCC-FM’s Award-Winning program, 

    AirTalk with Larry Mantle


    Negotiations with Western powers in Turkey, internal... read on

  • An Interesting Change

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 4, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Yesterday a poll was released that examined “Jewish Values in 2012”. It purports to be the “most comprehensive, representative national study of its kind conducted by a non-Jewish research organization.”  It was conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute in... read on

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