?A? for Effort: Misha Lerner, a fourth grader at a Jewish day school in Washington, poses a tough question on torture to former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.

What Else Would You Ask a Secretary of State?

Misha Lerner speaks softly but carries a big stick. At 10 years old, the sandy-haired, fair-skinned boy, his broken arm in a cast, seemed cherubic and unthreatening sitting among some 40 students who were listening to former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice at Washington’s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue on May 3.

Justices Strike Down Postville Tactic

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously struck down a legal tool that was central to the prosecution of immigrant workers who were arrested at the Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Iowa last May.

Charges Dropped, Questions Linger

The dismissal of all charges against two former pro-Israel lobbyists who had been accused of passing along state secrets has sent the Jewish community searching for answers, both internally and externally.

Bono and Broza Play for Peace

It’s Bono’s voice and Broza’s strings.

Lainie Kazan’s ‘Oy Vey’ Moment

Evegny Afineevsky’s forthcoming film, “Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!” may tell the story of a mother and father’s struggle to accept that their son will never marry a nice Jewish girl, but the Israeli-born director insists that the movie is neither gay nor Jewish. “It’s about the clash of generations, and parents trying to understand their children,” Afineevsky told The Shmooze. “Sure, the parents are living and doing modern things, but at same time, they are a couple of generations back.”