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David Suissa

David Suissa is President of Tribe Media/Jewish Journal, where he has been writing a weekly column on the Jewish world since 2006. In 2015, he was awarded first prize for "Editorial Excellence" by the American Jewish Press Association. Prior to Tribe Media, David was founder and CEO of Suissa Miller Advertising, a marketing firm named “Agency of the Year” by USA Today. He sold his company in 2006 to devote himself full time to his first passion: Israel and the Jewish world. David was born in Casablanca, Morocco, grew up in Montreal, and now lives in Los Angeles with his five children.

An Unorthodox View of Who’s Orthodox

I want to respond to my observant friends who have asked me to answer this question: What can they take from a Jew who doesn\'t believe the Torah is the word of God and who feels no need or obligation to follow His commandments? What can they take from that \"truth\"?

A Scream Looking for a Mouth

The anti-war forces in America have blundered, and it\'s making them lose the war -- for our hearts and minds.

Shut Up, I Love You!

A group of Sephardic, Chasidic, Reform, Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist, unaffiliated, atheist, right- and left-wing Jews were gathered at a private dinner -- and no one had to call security.

Craving Silence

My father passed away this morning.\n\nAs I grieve quietly on an Air Canada nonstop to Montreal, there\'s a part of me that can\'t help but dread the next seven days. My parents\' house will be inundated with visitors, many of whom will bend over backward trying to make me and my family feel better.\n\nI don\'t begrudge them. I\'d do the same thing. In fact, eight months ago when my father\'s identical twin brother passed away, I found myself caught up in that familiar whirlwind of chatty sympathy that often visits the solemn days of shiva.

Why I Stopped Hating France

A few months ago, in the aftermath of violent attacks against Jews in France, I stood with other activists in front of the French consulate in Los Angeles accusing the country of being anti-Semitic and yelling, \"Shame on France.\"

Show You the Money

\nI get hit up, boy do I get hit up. I don\'t always say \"yes,\" of course, but that\'s not the point of this story. The point is who is asking me for money.