Blunt Words: Michael Oren, lsrael?s ambassador, slams the dovish lobby.

In Shift, Oren Calls J Street ‘A Unique Problem’

Breaking with his previous restraint, Israel’s ambassador to the United States delivered an unprecedented blast against J Street, the new dovish Israel lobby that has made waves in Washington and throughout the Jewish community.

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Star of David: Dmitriy Salita struggles in the ring after Amir Khan?s lightning-quick blows.

A Lover of Boxing Copes With a Hero’s Loss

On December 5, in Newcastle, England, Dmitriy “Star of David” Salita — born in Ukraine but raised, coached and tutored in Talmud in Brooklyn — stepped into the ring to fight Amir Khan, the Muslim “Pride of Bolton,” for the WBA light-welterweight title. On November 14, boxer and aspiring rabbi Yuri Foreman had won the WBA’s super welterweight title. Two Jewish champions within one month? A tantalizing possibility.

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Prosecutor: Charles Hynes? commitment to pursuing Orthodox Jewish sex offenders has been questioned.

Did Brooklyn DA Chase Sex Abuser?

Brooklyn’s district attorney has lost a key fight in his effort to keep the lid on details of how he has dealt with a high-profile sex-abuse case in the Orthodox Jewish community.

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Men Only: Kfar Shaul, a psychiatric instition in Jerusalem, would be only for men under a proposal from Israel?s health ministry, the latest discussion of gender segregation to stir anger.

Gender Segregation Plan Stirs Anger

Israel’s medical establishment is reacting angrily to revelations that the country’s Health Ministry is working on a plan to make Jerusalem’s two largest psychiatric institutions single-gender.

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Returned: The S.S. St. Louis ended up back in Europe with its cargo of German-Jewish refugees after a number of countries, including the United States, refused to allow the ship to dock.

A Last Chance For Survivors of St. Louis

Seventy years after the S.S. St. Louis was turned away from the United States, the surviving passengers of the ill-fated voyage may be reuniting for the last time, near the place where their chance at freedom was denied.

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