Jewish Journal

  • Diminishing Heschel

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    April 20, 2015 | 1:02 pm

    Today we received an email from UCLA’s Center for Jewish Studies. The mailing reported on the impressive array of programs that the Center seems to be... More.

  • Taken for a Multi-million Dollar Ride

    By David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    April 9, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Last week the Los Angeles City Council approved a settlement of $2.45 million in the case of Cheryl Aichele v City of Los Angeles, a federal case... More.

  • Getting It—-Courtesy of The Daily Show

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 3, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Comedy Central’s The Daily Show is, in many ways, a barometer of contemporary American society and its evolution.

    Jon Stewart, host of the show since... More.

  • Loopholes and Exceptions

    By  David A. Lehrer

    April 2, 2015 | 10:50 am

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

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