Congressional Letter To End Gaza Blockade Splits Activists

A congressional letter calling on the United States to press for the lifting of the blockades imposed by Israel and Egypt on Gaza has sparked controversy within the Jewish community.

Evangelist for Silence Promotes a Quiet Gift

A disadvantaged Brooklyn school observes a morning ritual conceived by a Hasidic Jew heeding the Lubavitcher’s Rebbe’s call for a moment of silence in public schools.

Jewish in Tel Aviv, Gentile in Ashkelon

In Tel Aviv, where she works, Alina Serjukov is Jewish. In Ashkelon, where she lives, she’s considered a gentile.

Congresswoman Rues Signing Gaza Letter

In the strongest sign so far of pushback against dovish Jewish groups, a New York congresswoman representing an ultra-Orthodox constituency retracted her support from congressional initiatives meant to ease the pressure on Palestinians in Gaza.

Against All Odds, Israel Hopes for Medals at Winter Games

With only one major ice rink and a mountain that would never be confused with the Alps, Israel is being buffeted by opposing forces as it prepares to send a small delegation of athletes to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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