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Rob Eshman

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ROB ESHMAN is publisher and editor-in-chief of TRIBE Media Corp./Jewish Journal. Email him at [email protected]. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @foodaism and @RobEshman.

Hot Dogs, Knishes and Death

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In my final column for the Jewish Journal today, I got the chance to thank publicly many of the people who helped, inspired and...

The last column

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So this is goodbye. I walked into the offices of the Jewish Journal 23 years ago, and it’s time for me to walk out. As I...

Man, G-d and the Great Conundrum

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On Wednesday evening, Sept 20th, Jews ushered in the Jewish New Year. The first day of the Semi-lunar Calendar month of Tishrei commemorates 5,778...

The mensch test

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Last Friday, I was rushing through a to-do list from hell. It’s High Holy Days season, which means my rabbi wife disappears into her...

The Akedah Dilemma

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The binding of Isaac passage has posed a perennial problem for those affirming universal moral norms. Struggling with the dilemma of a God who...

The David Myers debacle

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With disturbing regularity, Jews hate on Jews. The most recent example is the jaw-dropping case of professor David Myers. Last June, the UCLA professor of history...

The lie at the heart of the DACA repeal

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President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA only makes sense if you remember Charlottesville. You have to recall what the white supremacists who marched in...

Shabbat morning sermon, post-Hurricane Harvey

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This sermon was delivered by Congregation Brith Shalom Rabbi Ranon Teller on Shabbat morning, Sept. 2, after Hurricane Harvey. Congregation Brith Shalom hosted members...

Georg Citrom: A Life Transcending Generations

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Every generation has its own unique experiences; each new generation receives memory's inheritance in its own way.   We live in an increasingly mobile...

Here’s how to fix the Jewish community

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Today, the collective strength of the Jewish people may be greater than at any other time in our history. We have an independent Jewish...

News unfolds at a fever pitch

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Maybe it’s not a coincidence that a disaster or tragedy strikes so often just before the High Holy Days. The Munich massacre, 9/11, Katrina,...

Elul 8: Tipping the Scales – Rob Eshman

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According to the Rosh Hashanah ritual of tashlich, we toss scraps of bread into a living body of water, symbolizing the casting away of...

What the Eclipse Taught Me About the High Holy Days

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Every year my family and I go on a summer road trip. This year we chose to travel to Casper, Wyoming to experience the...

What’s a bigger threat to Jews, left or right?

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Who’s worse, the fanatics who want to kill us now or the extremists who want to kill us later? That was the question Jews...

Rabbi David Wolpe calls on President Trump to repent

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In a powerful sermon delivered from his pulpit on Sat., Aug. 19, Rabbi David Wolpe, one of America’s leading rabbis, called on President Donald...

A Rabbi on Holy Isle

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I'm a rabbi. I have experienced hundreds of Shabbat celebrations with Jewish communities of all sorts, in synagogue,  at camp, as part of youth groups,...

A Jewish Historian’s Perspective: Places of Memory, Good and Bad: Paris, Rome, Jerusalem and...

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French historian Pierre Nora spent his life describing and explaining “places of memory,” sites commemorating significant moments in the history of a community that...

Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin: You good with this?

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The question of the day, at least in my corner of the world, is this: How can Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin keep silent? Cohn...

1:20 PM, Biriyani Kebob House, Los Angeles

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When we walked into Biriyani Kabob House in a Koreatown strip mall, the owner was on the floor,  head down, in Muslim prayer.  The Latino cook pointed...

Donald Trump’s third strike

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I spent last Saturday night — the night of the neo-Nazi rally and the tragic murder — at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice,...

Donald Trump, Betrayer-in-Chief

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On Saturday, the President betrayed the Jews. Some 500 white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, VA. They chanted, “The Jewish media is going down!” and hurled...

North Korean nukes: Has President Trump reached his “Leit Breirah” moment?

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Previous U.S. Presidents have kicked the proverbial North Korea nuclear can down the road. Now it appears that President Trump may soon have to...

Confessions of a Day Trader

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I write this because, as one young lady who took my course in American Studies at CalState  Fullerton, back in the 1970s,  told me...

Stephen Miller and Julia Hahn have a past

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We already discovered that Special Assistant to the President Stephen Miller wouldn’t be living in the United States, pushing a law to cut legal...

A Video Message to Roger Waters

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Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, one of the most prominent anti-Israel musicians in the United States, is due to perform in Washington, D.C. this...

Being a Jew is a bargain

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If you want to be Jewish, money is no object. In fact, it’s a bargain. It used to be pricey, say, 25 years ago when...

Why I celebrate on a day of mourning

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Just over 2600 years ago, Babylonian armies destroyed the holy temple in Jerusalem, ransacked the ancient Kingdom of Judah, murdered scores of people throughout...

A double standard for Trump on Israel

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The double standard that too many Jewish supporters of Donald Trump apply to this president was on sad display last week. A young Palestinian man...

Can intermarriage done correctly actually be not a curse, but a cure?

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In the great new movie “The Big Sick,” Kumail Nanjiani plays a Pakistani-American stand-up comic whose traditional immigrant parents pressure him to marry a nice...

Ann Coulter is a snowflake

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Ann Coulter is a snowflake. She bought an upgraded seat on Delta, the upgrade wasn’t honored, and she unleashed a Twitter tirade against the airline...
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