New Gallaudet President Bridges Deaf, Jewish Worlds

Jews have a reputation for talking with their hands. For most of them, it’s a matter of emphasis; for veteran educator T. Alan Hurwitz, it’s more basic. American Sign Language is his mameloshn.

Conservative Rabbi Accused of Rape

A rabbi at a Conservative congregation in Arizona has been extradited to New York City on charges that he raped a 7-year-old girl while he was a student at the Jewish Theological Seminary, a rabbinical school of the Conservative movement.

And the Funniest Religion Is...

Judaism’s the oldest, Christianity’s the biggest and Islam, apparently, is the funniest.

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Israel’s Competing Gay Tours

Tel Aviv has become the destination du jour for gay and lesbian travelers.

Israel Builds Another Barrier, This One To Bar Illegal African Immigrants

Seven years after starting work on the controversial West Bank security barrier, Israel has decided to build another barrier — along its border with Egypt.

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