May 19, 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.
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.
Joshua Malina wants to shut Jews up by shaming them. Referring to the negative reaction among some Jews to raising a Palestinian flag at a Jewish camp.
Was it a Jew-hating one-off or a Jew-hating pattern? That was the question on my mind when I heard the imam at the Davis Islamic Center.
The White House reality show continues. After weeks of chaos, backstabbing, leaks and vulgarities, the Mooch is out and the General is in.
It’s easy to see the latest brouhaha over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as a defeat for Israel. After all, Israel had to cave to Arab and Muslim pressure.
The acrimony that has built up between the leadership of American and Israeli Jewry reminds me of two squabbling parents threatening a divorce.
The latest twist in the time bomb that is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is that Muslim leaders are rejecting the security measures implemented by Israel.
Surrendering to ultra-Orthodox pressure, Bibi reneged on a January 2016 agreement to ensure egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.
We’ve all become obsessed with politics. Politics now colors every aspect of culture, including our personal lives.
Will you see the humanity in those with whom you disagree? Will you honor your obligations as much as you fight for your rights?
The first thought that popped into my mind after seeing the play “Oslo,” which won the Tony award for best play last Sunday night, was: “That’s it?”
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