Sara Miller (Haaretz)

At GA, Madoff Looms Large

The annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America kicked off this year in an autumnal American capital with the disappointing news that the guest star, President Barack Obama, canceled at the last minute to attend a memorial service for the victims of a shooting at an army base in Texas last week. The president’s chief of staff, Rahm Immanuel, will be taking his place as keynote speaker on Tuesday.