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Saturday, October 24, 2020

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David Suissa

Suddenly, Our Jewish Temples Are Shaking

For centuries, Jewish life revolved around a glorious piece of real estate—the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Jewish holidays, holy rituals, sacrifices, prayers, priestly blessings,...

If You Hate Flying Now, Just Wait

Everyone’s got an opinion on what the post-Corona world will look like. What will the economy look like? Which businesses will remain and how...

A Silver Lining Playbook for a Pandemic Passover

The fact that the coronavirus pandemic is an accelerating disaster is no longer in doubt. Nearly half of the world is on lockdown. In America,...

What Do We Need After Trump? Boredom

I miss boredom. I don’t mean social boredom; I mean political boredom. That thought hit me the other night during the Democratic presidential debate....

What Does the Super Bowl Have to Do With Judaism?

The Super Bowl is the ultimate annual event. After all these years, it’s still the most watched show on television. This grand American tradition,...

Why Did the Media Botch Covington Lack of Diversity?

By now it is widely accepted that the mainstream media rushed to judgment and botched the Covington Catholic High School story. The real question...

Anger and Euphoria: Two Sides of the Same Coin

In his regular column in the Detroit Free Press, the eminent author Mitch Albom wrote that his New Year’s resolution this year is to...

Five Things I Learned From Amos Oz

I didn’t know Amos Oz, the Israeli literary giant who died of cancer on Dec. 28 at age 79. I only met him once,...

Why Would LeBron James Post an Insensitive ‘Jewish Money’ Lyric?

I lead a double life. Professionally, I’m publisher and editor-in-chief of a Jewish paper, but in my personal life, I’m a diehard Los Angeles...

Special Election Podcast: What Do The Results Mean?

Political Expert Dan Schnur In Conversation With David Suissa.   Check out this episode!

Rabbi David Stav: How does a community grieve after the massacre in Pittsburgh?

Rabbi David Stav, one of the leading spiritual voices in Israel, discusses how a community can cope with an unprecedented tragedy, such as the...

The Devil’s Paradise in Pittsburgh

I got the chills when I heard about the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 Shabbat worshippers dead...

Lesley Wolman: A Life of Song

Singer Lesley Wolman talks about her upcoming cabaret show, and how she kept her love of music through motherhood and the temporary loss of...

Sandra Heller: How Do You Care for the Elderly?

Industry Expert Sandra Heller discusses the complex, emotional and difficult issue of dealing with aging parents. Visit Compassionate Senior Solutions for more information on senior...

Norman Eisen: Can the European project survive?

A wide-ranging conversation with former Ambassador Norman Eisen on the future of Europe, being Jewish in America, working next to President Obama and his...

Ramona Schindelheim: The Darker Side of the Low Unemployment Figures

Ramona Schindelheim of Working Nation discusses why we shouldn't be fooled by "record unemployment" and envisions strategies for the future. Follow David Suissa on Facebook,...

The Kavanaugh Fiasco: Just Win, Baby

I was never this cynical. If anything, I’m more of a romantic. I like to believe people, even politicians. I’ve met some amazing politicians...

Rabbi John Moscowitz: A look into the future of Judaism in America

Rabbi John Moscowitz opens up on his deepest fears about the future of the Jewish people and the growing tension with Israel.   Follow David Suissa...

Jonathan Greenblatt: Why Is Anti-Semitism On the Rise?

ADL chief Jonathan Greenblatt on the various threats to Jews today, why humor helps, and how his #Resistance is hatred of all kinds.   Follow David...

New York Times Publishes a Rejection of Yossi Klein Halevi’s Plea for Reconciliation

If you want to better understand why peace between Israel and the Palestinians is a hopeless illusion, read Raja Shehadeh’s response in The New...

Richard Greene: How One or Two Words Can Change Your Life

One of the world's leading experts on public speaking, Richard Greene, explains why people fear public speaking more than death, and discusses the abuse...

Did Ronald Lauder Help or Hurt Israel?

I don’t know Ronald Lauder, one of the most powerful Jews in the world, but I’m guessing he was satisfied with himself after writing...

Not All Protests Created Equal

America was born and raised in protest. From the colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy in the 1770s to the fight for civil...

Rabbi Mordecai Finley: A Deep Dive Into Happiness

What is the Jewish take on happiness? It's probably not what you think. Rabbi Mordecai Finley discusses his provocative essay in the Jewish Journal...

Is There a Right to Not Be Offended?

WHY WOULD A LIBERAL MAGAZINE like The Nation apologize for publishing a poem that tries to capture the desperation of a homeless Black woman?...

Howard Rosenman: Award-Winning Producer Opens Up

What's it like to be a gay Israel lover in Hollywood? To act with Sean Penn? To be on top of your game at...

Marci Reiss: A Crucial Health Issue No One Wants to Talk About

Marci Reiss is a medical researcher and activist who wants to help the world with their digestion-- and she's not afraid to talk about...

Nationality Law: Optics Vs. Impact

I understand why so many people are freaking out over the recent legislation making Israel the “nation-state of the Jewish people.” The optics aren’t...

Rabbi Aaron Lerner: How Bad Is It for Pro-Israel Students at UCLA?

UCLA Hillel Rabbi Aaron Lerner shares the ups and downs of being a pro-Israel activist on one of the world's most famous college campuses. Follow...

Two Words Democrats May Regret

If you vote Democratic, this is the commercial you don’t want to see: “In 2017, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency stopped 7,000 pounds of heroin...

New Articles

U.S. and Bahrain Agree to MOU Saying Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

On October 23, the United States and Bahrain signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that included a statement about anti-Zionism being anti-Semitism. The MOU stated...

Israeli Arabs Remain Divided Over Normalization Deals with Gulf States

JNS — The Joint Arab List was alone in voting against the normalization deal with the United Arab Emirates in the Knesset, upsetting many...

Report: Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Rose 18% in LA County

According to the report, the number of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the county in 2019 was 93; in 2018, that number was 79. The report noted that the 93 instances is the largest number of anti-Semitic hate crimes that the county has recorded since 2009.

In a Striking Move, State Department Plans to Label 3 Large Human Rights Groups as Anti-Semitic

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In an unusual move, the State Department is planning to formally identify three large international human rights organizations as anti-Semitic, citing...

Amid Middle East Peace Deals, Israel and the US Reassert Commitment to Israel’s ‘Qualitative Military Edge’

(JTA) — The United States’ commitment to Israel’s “qualitative military edge” — or having the strongest armed forces in the Middle East — is...

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