Jewish Journal

  • The immigration debate: Children at the border

    by Serena Oberstein

    17 hours ago

    Earlier this month, when I saw the images from Murrieta of anti-immigration protesters blocking a bus of undocumented women and children, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the story of the MS St. Louis, the boat of Jewish refugees that attempted to reach America in 1939.

    When I...

  • If Norman Lear at 92 is what 92 is, I’ll have what he’s having

    By Marty Kaplan

    17 hours ago

    It is not widely known that Norman Lear and I have the same mother.

    Norman once called his mother in Bridgeport, Conn., and said, “Mother, I just got this call. The Television Academy is forming a Hall of Fame. And the first inductees are going to be General Sarnoff and Edward R....

  • An Israeli summer

    by David Ya'ari

    19 hours ago

    My children do not understand the complexities nor the myriad issues surrounding Operation “Protective edge,” Israel’s defensive ground response to over 1,500 rockets launched from Hamas during the past two weeks.   But then again at ages 5 and 3, they are not supposed to.   They...

  • Why do people hate Israel?

    By Dennis Prager

    21 hours ago

    We live in a bad world.

    There is nothing new about that. The world has been pretty bad since its inception. That’s why God destroyed it and started all over again (with little to show for the new experiment, one might add).

    From a moral perspective, look at the world since...

  • Don’t kill us

    by Daniel Steinberg, Mona Ghannoum, Margo Feuer and Marwa Abdeghani

    23 hours ago

    We are teenagers on summer vacation. Some of us are religious Jews and some of us are religious Muslims. We are in different places and we come from different places.

    We are your future.  And four quite like us -- Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrach, and Mohammed Abu...

  • Letters from Israeli soldiers part III

    Translated by Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    A letter written by Yoav (28) who is currently on standby near the northern border line:

    "We are now deep into a military operation, an operation we knew was coming as soon as the latest operation came to an end back in 2012. Not because we did not get meaningful results, but...

  • Letters from Israeli soldiers part II

    Translated by Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 days ago

    A letter written by Sara (23) who was called for reserve duty at Israel's Home Front Command:

    "To you, the person reading this letter,

    I was called for reserve duty in the middle of the day, while I was with the children I am working with. I cried. It was after the...

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