June 17, 2019

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.
I was on the phone discussing a provocative story about the Jewish holiday of Purim when news of the Parkland, Fla., school...
The big news last week was the Iranian drone that entered Israeli air space and triggered a potential war between Iran and Israel...
This is my 18th issue of the Jewish Journal as editor-in-chief, and, I have to say, these past few months have been exhilarating.
The more I learn about trees, the more I am blown away. These specimens of nature are the gift that keep on giving.
When Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas described Israel as a “colonialist project that is not connected to Judaism” —
Why would my mother serve an Arab kid before serving her own hungry children? I was about 6 years old, and my family was on one of those...
For the crime of shaking hands with her lawyer, cartoonist Atena Farghadani was forced to undergo a “virginity and pregnancy test” prior to her...
In the middle of the euphoria and hysteria that greeted last week’s U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it was a story about...
“What is Judaism?” asks Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. “A religion? A faith? A way of life? A set of beliefs? A collection of commands? A culture? A civilization?”
When I left for Israel recently for a quick one-week trip to visit my son, I didn’t expect I’d be experiencing a cross section of Israeli society.
America is in a lousy mood. Everything is a mess. This is how Matthew Continetti describes the state of the nation in National Review Online:
It seems LIKE so long ago. Do you remember the years 2000 to 2004, when pizza parlors and cafes and discotheques were being blown up by...
Why would Larry David stride up so confidently on stage and joke about picking up women in a Nazi concentration camp? And why would he wallow in the fact...
It’s hard to describe the pull of nostalgia. I left Casablanca, Morocco, when I was 8, and grew up in Canada and the United States.
The conventional wisdom in journalism is that if you don’t have angry readers, you’re doing something wrong. I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard this...
Our coverage shifted to reflect this fast-moving development. The story became larger than Harvey Weinstein and even larger than Hollywood.
Country music star Jason Aldean, performing at the outdoor Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the night of Oct. 1, was just beginning a new song...
When my friend Rob Eshman suggested I write a weekly neighborhood column in the Jewish Journal in 2006, my response was, “How can I do it every week?"
As soon as I heard the magic words from my friend Tish Laemmle-- "She's 101 years old"-- my immediate reply was: "Can I meet her?"
Can the humble sound of a shofar help unite our community? Can it encourage us to dialogue rather than to fight, to disagree honorably?
It was the anguish of a father who lost his son that triggered the journey that lies at the heart of Rabbi Naomi Levy’s new book “Einstein and the Rabbi."
The folks at Pico Café serve a mean shakshuka, that clumsy word made famous recently by Conan O’Brien in his television adventures from Israel.
Soon enough, neighborly love will probably take a back seat to finger pointing, politics. Harvey will take its place in Nature’s hall of fame of calamities.
Even Trump, in his reaction to the Charlottesville clashes, said, “[T]his egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence … has no place in America.”
The issue of all issues in the non-profit world must surely be how to attract donors to your cause.
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