GOING GREEN: Rep. Henry Waxman, new chair of the House energy panel, is expected to shift focus from oil to the environment.

New House Energy Chief To Target Climate

When Rep. Henry Waxman of California won control of the chairmanship of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in November, he did so with the promise to make promoting alternative energy sources and combating global warming congressional priorities.

L.A. Federation Chief Out Amid Big Changes

In the midst of sweeping changes at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the charity’s long-serving president, John Fishel, is resigning.

Rubashkin Granted Bail in Iowa

A federal judge has ruled that Sholom Rubashkin, former CEO of the embattled kosher meat giant Agriprocessors, should be released from jail on bail after Orthodox rabbis staged a campaign on his behalf.

DEFINING MOMENT: A film that tells the story of the ship Altalena was recently aired on Israeli television.

The Altalena Affair, on Film

A battle pitting Jews against Jews during the Israel War of Independence is the subject of a new historical drama that aired recently on Israeli television.

NY Times’ Kosher Cookie Craze

The Sulzbergers may daven Episcopalian, but the newspaper they own has a surprising interest in the kosher status of Girl Scout cookies.