Jewish Journal

Sweet Jesus

By Brad A. Greenberg

March 30, 2007 | 12:06 pm

A New York artist has sculpted a life-size Jesus with his arms spread wide and his feet together, in the position of one being crucified. It’s made of chocolate and Christ is... read on

  • America’s next top rabbi

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 28, 2007 | 5:59 pm


    Hier.jpgTwo years ago, Time magazine published this list of America’s top evangelicals. Newsweek, in its April 2 issue, online now, has decided to rank the nation’s top 50 rabbis.

    Not surprisingly, Angelenos and New Yorkers dominate the list. Top honors go... read on

  • Detroit pastor goes Gatsby

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 27, 2007 | 10:06 pm


    Mansion.jpgOur sister paper in Detroit has a mind-blowing story about a Christian minister whose church bought him this $3.65 million mansion. The 11,000 sq-foot mini-palace also qualifies as a tax deduction, at the cost of $40,000 a year to Redford Township.... read on

  • The lost Jewish athletes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 27, 2007 | 3:55 pm

    Last summer, when the former Dodger Shawn Green took the field of Shea Stadium as a Met for the first time, a Jewish fan held up a poster with Green’s photo and the words, “The messiah has arrived.”

    Whether Shawn Green wanted to be, NY fans saw him as the second coming of... read on

  • The Rev. Al’s big gay comments

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 21, 2007 | 5:44 pm


    Is homosexuality hereditary?

    Since the early ‘90s, some medical research has answered “Yes.” Conversely, conservative members of the Abrahamic religions – Islam, Judaism and Christianity – have argued against a biological basis for sexuality: If man is created in... read on

  • What’s in a faith?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 21, 2007 | 4:24 pm

    BudBurn.jpgIt’s really a philosophical query, one reporters aren’t well-suited or aptly trained to answer. But the current case of Temple 420, a Hollywood congregation that reads the Bible and smokes marijuana to communicate with God, is begging the question.

    The Rev. Craig X Rubin, a minister... read on