Jewish Journal

  • 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

  • ACLU’s Dishonest Report

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 30, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    This week the LA Times reported that the ACLU of Northern California had charged the FBI with -profiling Northern California Muslims in what the ACLU termed “an affront to religious liberty and equal protection of the law.”  The Times reported that the Bureau had used their... read on

  • Tragedy Gets Exploited

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 27, 2012 | 4:53 pm

    Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton are just two of the civil rights all stars who are weighing in on the tragic death of Trayvon Martin. Each seemingly intent on outdoing the other in ratcheting up the rhetoric to make sure that America gets the message——racism is alive and well... read on

  • A Pyrrhic Victory for Labor

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 23, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    The latest news on the Wal-Mart saga has just broken.

    The City Council, in an all too predictable display of spinelessness, adopted the motion to restrict “formula retail uses” of over 20,000 square feet in “Chinatown”—the motion we wrote about yesterday and today. In a... read on

  • The Times Hits the Nail on the Head—-Again

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 23, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    Yesterday, Community Advocates blogged about the dishonesty animating a motion (as you read the motion keep in mind that the Wal-Mart is nowhere near what is commonly thought of as Chinatown, but at the top of Downtown where Grand meets Cesar Chavez/Sunset) offered by Councilmen... read on

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