Jewish Journal

Insight and Wisdom

By  David A. Lehrer

February 4, 2015 | 2:56 pm

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

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

  • Maher Hathout: ‘What we say and don’t say’

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 5, 2015 | 9:15 pm

    Over the weekend, Maher Hathout, one of the leaders of inter-faith dialogue in Los Angeles and the titular head of the Muslim community died. He... More.

  • In Search of Backbone

    By  David A. Lehrer

    December 17, 2014 | 4:30 pm

    The headlines this afternoon are chilling in their nonchalance, “Largest Theater Chains Won’t Show Sony Film,” followed within hours by “Sony Cancels... More.

  • UCLA Environmentalists Apologize

    By  David A. Lehrer

    November 17, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    Further to Friday’s blog about the bizarre statements that appeared in the Los Angeles Times from environmentalists at UCLA.

    Recall that the leaders... More.

  • Arrogant Bigotry

    David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    November 14, 2014 | 12:34 pm

    Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times had a disturbing piece about what one might otherwise assume is an innocuous, uncontentious set of topics---conservation,... More.

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