Jewish Journal

Is Shavuot dead?

by Rob Eshman

2 days ago

Moses on Mount Sinai. Painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme

If you’re like most Jews, chances are you looked at the title of this piece and asked yourself one of two questions: either “Who... read full article

  • Love and criticism: An Amos Oz interview

    by Rob Eshman

    1 week ago

    The first question I asked Amos Oz is whether it bothers him to be called a traitor.

    The renowned Israeli author was sitting across from me in a quiet...

  • Pamela Geller, You’re No Charlie Hebdo

    By Rob Eshman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

    2 weeks ago

    What is my problem with Pamela Geller?

    It doesn’t seem fair, at first glance, that I would support Charlie Hebdo and attack Geller.

    Geller is the...

  • What Muslims Can Learn From Zionism

    by Rob Eshman

    3 weeks ago

    Three weeks ago, at the King Fahad Mosque in Culver City, it occurred to me how to beat ISIS.

    I was there taking part in a day of Muslim-Jewish...

  • A Night at the Salon

    by Rob Eshman

    April 23, 2015 | 10:44 am

    One year ago, on the day after Israel’s Independence Day, my Israeli friends Gady and Assaf took me to The Salon, their favorite restaurant in Tel Aviv....

  • The Iranian deal panic gap

    by Rob Eshman

    April 14, 2015 | 5:51 pm

    Last week, Foreign Policy magazine released a poll of 921 scholars of international relations at colleges and universities across the United States. By...

  • Maybe Obama knows what he’s doing

    by Rob Eshman

    April 8, 2015 | 2:29 pm

    At our seder this year, one guest, an Israeli of Iraqi origin, told me her family has a very different way of recounting the Ten Plagues God sent to...

  • Let my people stay

    by Rob Eshman

    April 2, 2015 | 7:44 pm

    It’s spring, and fear is busting out all over.

    In the past three weeks, I’ve been to two events memorializing the Holocaust. The speakers alternated...

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