Jewish Journal

  • Hillary, Israel and the Jews

    by Lazar Palnick

    3 days ago

    Last month, I read an opinion piece in a Jewish publication wrongfully accusing Hillary Clinton of being anti-Israel and not fighting for the issues that matter most to Jewish Americans. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has fought for...

  • “We Will Never Die”—Again. Still.

    By Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin

    4 days ago

    It is 1943. A sizable percentage of Europe's Jews have already perished. In response to the world's (and America's) silence in the face of unremitting evil, as well as their growing frustration with American policy and their contempt for Hollywood's "fear of offending its European...

  • 5 Lessons drawn from the LAUSD iPad fiasco

    By Sam Gliksman

    4 days ago

    It’s becoming difficult to read the news in Los Angeles these days without running across yet another article about the problems faced by the sputtering LAUSD iPad initiative. Finally, LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced this week that they were suspending the contracts with...

  • Sofer case means draft Charedim

    by David Benkof

    4 days ago

    The disappearance of Aaron Sofer in the Jerusalem forest is of course alarming.

    But far more important is the instruction of Rav Aharon Shteinman shlita, today’s leading Lithuanian haredi rabbi, that Israeli students at the monumental Mir yeshiva put down their Talmuds and search...

  • Professor Schabas and the law of Judicial impartiality

    by Daniel D. Edelman

    4 days ago

    It is now well publicized that Professor William Schabas, a leading international law scholar, has made antagonistic comments about the State of Israel and its leaders, thereby questioning his impartiality as the designated chairman of the UN Human Rights Council’s commission...

  • What Ramy knew about the fall of Assad and the rise of the Islamic State

    By Rob Eshman

    5 days ago

    After a few years of the cold shoulder, I finally heard from my Syrian friend, Ramy Mansour, and his message couldn’t have been more clear: “I told you so.”

    Ramy didn’t use exactly those words. But his Facebook message to me, after years of silence, essentially summarized what...

  • What’s behind the rush to judgment in Ferguson Missouri?

    by Joe R. Hicks

    5 days ago

    Eighteen year-old Michael Brown has finally been laid to rest, but the issues surrounding this tragic killing have not.  The facts surrounding the police shooting of the teenager remain largely unknown; with a Grand Jury hearing testimony and at least 3 other investigations...

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