Jewish Journal

Bracing for War

By Matthew E. Berger

March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

When Scud missiles fell on Tel Aviv at the beginning of the 1991 Gulf War, David Harris was there.

"We did not want Israel to face Iraqi Scud missile attacks alone," said the executive... read full article

  • Eight Days in Exodus

    By Mark Stone

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    ches, many Jewish families decide to celebrate by relegating the responsibilities of creating a kosher household to a trusted travel agency.

    This season, you can break matzah on a beach in Cancun, enjoy fine wines side by side with bitter herbs in Puerto Rico or drink your four...

  • Persian Jews Divided on War

    By Mojdeh Sionit

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    "I am all for this war, all humanity should be for it," said Ramin Shookhtim, a Persian Jew who left Iran in 1987 to study in the United States.

    "Although there is no single solution against terrorism and terrorism will always be there, I think this war would help the fight...

  • Los Angeles Israelis Wait and Worry

    By Jane Ulman

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Dafna and Elisha Gilboa are hoping to leave for Israel with their three children on April 14 to attend a family wedding and spend Passover with relatives in Netanya.

    "We're in a wait-and-see mode," Dafna Gilboa said. "If Saddam Hussein is launching missiles at Israel, I cannot risk...

  • Support of Troops Prevails in L.A.

    By Tom Tugend

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles Jews reacted to the imminence of war against Iraq with strong support, muted opposition and some ambivalence about the wisdom of President Bush's course of action.

    Across the spectrum, however, the predominant feeling was to back U.S. troops, now that the die has...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Pa Gibson's Comments Trouble Jews

    The father of movie star Mel Gibson minimized the Holocaust and denied that the Al Qaeda terrorist network was behind the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington. In a New York Times Magazine article about the actor's upcoming movie on the...

  • Looking at

    By Stuart Schoffman

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    We live in an age of anxiety -- to put it extremely mildly. By the time you read these words, Iraq might be in flames, Saddam Hussein (or at least one or two of his doubles) may be history -- or on the other hand, maybe not. We in Israel are readying our plastic sheeting, oscillating...

  • Moranic Statement

    By Matthew E. Berger

    March 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A furor over comments by a U.S. lawmaker is highlighting the resurgent trend of blaming Israel and the Jewish community for the impending war against Iraq.

    Six rabbis from northern Virginia have asked for the resignation of Rep. James Moran (D-Va.), after he told constituents last...

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