December 9, 2018

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Dennis Prager, author of “Exodus: God, Slavery, and Freedom,” responded in writing to questions posed by the Jewish Journal.
Shavuot is a festival with three names: the Feast of Weeks, the Day of the First Fruits, and the Harvest Feast.
The drop-off in congregational membership, the aging of mainstream religious supporters, and the corresponding rise in the number of...
On April 30, less than two weeks before President Donald Trump was to decide whether to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal,
With apologies to poet T.S. Eliot, May, not April, is the cruelest month. That is, if you care to believe the warnings — some grave,
The recently released documentary, “Sammy Davis Jr: I’ve Gotta Be Me,” begins with a clip of Davis performing onstage,
Gil Troy, author of “The Zionist Ideas,” spoke with the Jewish Journal by phone from Jerusalem. Jewish Journal: The late Rabbi Arthur...
Today, as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, it is all too easy to forget how long the Jewish...
The most unspeakable crime of the 20th century — or any century, for that matter — actually inspired a lot of people to speak about it. 
So you’ve searched your house for chametz, the bread and other leavened foods we banish for Passover. But have you searched for the...
Another horrific mass shooting, this time at a high school in Florida. As has occurred each previous time, a crazed killer with an...
Rabbi Lori Shapiro, The Open Temple Dear Ribbono Shel Olam, Sovereign of the Universe, I am reaching out, as I am unsure that you are there.
Joseph Sanberg, founder CalEITC4Me In the wake of another horrific mass shooting, many gun control advocates seem to have accepted...
Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Kehillat Israel It is completely incomprehensible to me that the current culture in this country makes...
Ben Shapiro, author and editor-in-chief at The Daily Wire The Parkland, Fla., mass shooting breaks the heart of any decent person.
Elan S. Carr, criminal prosecutor, military officer and Iraq War veteran Like many public policy debates in our country today, the...
Rabbi Jeffrey K. Salkin, author and leader of Temple Solel in Hollywood, Fla., 30 minutes from Parkland In Pirkei Avot, we...
Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky, B’nai David Judea I am not a policy expert. Intuitively though, the correlation between the enormous number of ...
Dara Barlin, founder Dynamic Action Research Education Consulting We are missing a critical question in the conversation about guns...
Rabbi Mordecai Finley, Ohr HaTorah Another tragedy has ripped open a national wound that will not heal. People cry out that...
David N. Myers, Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA Benjamin Franklin once defined insanity as “doing the...
Orli Peter, clinical and neuropsychologist The public is seizing on the wrong explanation for these violent events. Uncontrolled anger...
Mike Feuer, Los Angeles city attorney and co-founder of the national coalition Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Eighteen shootings in...
Joshua Greer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and gun owner It might surprise you that this Canadian-born, gun-fearing ‘libertard’ became...
Joshua Stepakoff, gun violence survivor “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I?
Rabbi Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance “Yadeinu Lo Shafchu et Hadam Hazeh.” — “Our hands did not spill...
Rabbi Sharon Brous, IKAR, senior fellow at Auburn Seminary I’m indignant for the parents who spent hours Wednesday afternoon...
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