September 20, 2018

David Suissa

The stubborn refusal of Jews to go to their slaughter is hurting Israel’s image. Had Israel allowed Palestinian rioters to breach the...
What do the riots at the Gaza border have to do with the Jewish festival of Shavuot? What does the dramatic and historic move of the...
Netta Barzilai’s exhilarating song, with the memorable hook, “I’m not your toy, you stupid boy,” is an empowering anthem to all those...
Imagine that you are living 400 years after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D., and your parents are trying to convince you...
If you’re a Never Trumper, you probably don’t see many redeeming features in our brash and rude tweeter in chief.
Natalie Portman must be a conflicted soul. In 2015, she told the Hollywood Reporter she was “very upset and disappointed” by the...
There’s something inexplicable about Israel. On the surface, we know it’s one of the most maligned countries on earth.
The pesky truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict finally came out last week — and hardly anyone noticed.
Go back a few centuries and picture yourself on a small street in a Jewish neighborhood in Casablanca, Morocco, as the sun is starting to set.
We make a statement by what we choose to feature on the cover. This week, we had to choose between two upcoming events —
We’re living in very noisy times. We holler for joy if our team wins during March Madness, and we holler for change if we are...
Jewish rituals are very much about what we can’t do. We can’t eat on Yom Kippur, we can’t work on Shabbat, we can’t eat bread during...
I have a dear friend who feels nauseated anytime she hears the word “Trump.” It’s a physical reaction. She feels so disgusted by the man...
I remember the look on Rabbi Elazar Muskin’s face when I asked him if he could transform his very Ashkenazi synagogue, Young Israel of...
When push comes to shove, we often pick loyalty to a political party over loyalty to an idea or a truth. This is true whether we are...
I was on the phone discussing a provocative story about the Jewish holiday of Purim when news of the Parkland, Fla., school...
The big news last week was the Iranian drone that entered Israeli air space and triggered a potential war between Iran and Israel...
This is my 18th issue of the Jewish Journal as editor-in-chief, and, I have to say, these past few months have been exhilarating.
The more I learn about trees, the more I am blown away. These specimens of nature are the gift that keep on giving.
When Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas described Israel as a “colonialist project that is not connected to Judaism” —
Why would my mother serve an Arab kid before serving her own hungry children? I was about 6 years old, and my family was on one of those...
For the crime of shaking hands with her lawyer, cartoonist Atena Farghadani was forced to undergo a “virginity and pregnancy test” prior to her...
In the middle of the euphoria and hysteria that greeted last week’s U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it was a story about...
“What is Judaism?” asks Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. “A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization?”
When I left for Israel recently for a quick one-week trip to visit my son, I didn’t expect I’d be experiencing a cross section of Israeli society.
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