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.
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.
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.
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.
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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