Meet the Man Behind the Stadium Slugfest

Minutes after Jewish boxer Yuri Foreman lost his super welterweight title to Miguel Cotto, making the Puerto Rican superstar the new world champion, a second fight erupted in the press room.

Cemeteries Are Becoming New Challenge for Interfaith Families

Four amot. That’s the distance that should separate plots for intermarried families from the rest of a Jewish cemetery, according to a new decision by Conservative Judaism’s rabbinical association. It’s roughly equivalent to about 6 feet, and for Andy Bachman, a Reform rabbi, that’s 6 feet too far.


Rubashkin Acquitted of Labor Charges

Supporters of former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin are hailing his acquittal in Iowa state court of child labor charges, saying that the jury’s decision offers a measure of vindication for the embattled kosher slaughterhouse manager.

Israeli Turks Wrestle With Turkey’s Involvement in Gaza Flotilla Incident

Passions were flaring at the local Turkish Heritage Center. At a hastily organized meeting, participants — old and new Turkish immigrants to Israel and their descendents — debated in Hebrew and Turkish what, if anything, they could do to improve Israel’s plummeting image in Turkey.

American Jewish Student Loses Eye During West Bank Protest of Israel

Overshadowed by the events of the Gaza-bound flotilla, the May 31 incident at Kalandia crossing near Ramallah went almost unnoticed. Little was reported on the injury of Emily Henochowicz, a 21-year-old American Jewish student who lost her left eye after being hit by a tear gas canister shot by Israeli soldiers during a pro-Palestinian protest.

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