April 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.
Imagine sitting down at a Passover seder and receiving a visitor who wants to kill you.
Israel is a land of many faces, with more than 100 nationalities coexisting and arguing with one another on a patch of land slightly larger than Vermont.
Where does this unusual Omer ritual come from? And what can it tell us about our people and our tradition?
The Syrian regime of President Assad is evil. Its use of chemical weapons to murder children was barbaric.
This is what happened to my friend Sharon Waxman, founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of the popular entertainment and culture news site, The Wrap.
I never met Don Rickles, who passed away today at 90, but if I had to guess, I would think he’d be a person who doesn't mix well with awkward silences.
If I use my freedom to wallow in self-pity, or say hurtful things, or engage in soul-sapping pursuits, am I really free?
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