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Why I Love Working at the Jewish Press (I)


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I plan to make this a series of articles, pointing out how the Jewish Press effectively removes the poison from the fangs of the Jewish media stories, putting things in context and perspective and providing a Truth that represents both reality, and by definition, our Torah values.

Yesterday, the LA Daily News ran a story under the headline: CA Supreme Court upholds class-action lawsuit alleging desecration at Jewish cemetery.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (“We deliver yesterday’s news tomorrow”) cited this story almost verbatim from the original story, except for the headline:

Calif. Supreme Court upholds lawsuit against Jewish cemetery firm.

That is a fat lie. And an intentional lie at that. It gives the impression that a Jewish firm is being sued by angry mourners, and if the good yet busy reader didn’t actually read the LADN story, they would walk away with the grumpy notion that those Jewish businessmen are ripping off their customers again.

It’s a fat lie because the Jewish cemetery, Eden Memorial Park, in Mission Hills, CA, is part of a burial empire based in Texas, and it was they, the corporate bastards who happen to own a Jewish cemetery, who allegedly gave the order to dig up the Jewish dead under their care and replant them in mass graves.

Compare JTA’s pack of innuendoes, to the Jewish Press’ headline: Calif. Court Clears Path for Suit against Texas Corporation for Desecrating Jewish Cemetery.

I hope to keep you posted on these differences between us and the rest of the crowd, so you’ll have even more reasons to keep coming back here many times a day, and to give us a “like” on our Facebook page.

Oh, man, now I need my coffee. Nothing like starting the day with a good corporate mass grave story…

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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2 Responses to “Why I Love Working at the Jewish Press (I)”

  1. Liad Bar-el says:

    Good effort Yori. Will be looking forward to more from you in the future. BTW, I bought a Nespresso coffee maker and since then, I have not found a better cup of coffee anywhere. Lehitraot.

  2. Yori Yanover says:

    Thanks. For only 30 shekels you can have this fantastic gizmo that does your dishes for you. Simply apply device to desired dish and scrub.

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