Rabbi Shmuley Boteach apologized to U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice for his organization’s full-page ad in The New York Times accusing Rice of turning a blind eye to the Rwandan genocide of 1994.9
A Canadian cabinet minister took the unusual step on Tuesday of citing the Holocaust as a reason Parliament should approve a tough new security bill, a sign of the increasingly bitter debate over the proposed law.
Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut was aware of who would speak at a J Street conference before he confirmed his attendance, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group said.12
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
Whoever wins Israel’s election next week must answer demands for relief from soaring housing prices and a high cost of living, but the days of big state spending on social programs are unlikely to return.
A flyer published in late February declared that liberal Jews — whether liberal Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or otherwise — account for more than 600,000 Israelis. That many votes, the flyer said, could account for 10 seats in Knesset, a substantial party.5
Five Jewish educators under age 36 have been selected for the Young Pioneers Award given by New York’s Jewish Education Project.
Gerardo Sofovich, an Argentine Jewish TV host and producer, writer for theater, cinema and TV, and businessman, has died
Israel’s ambassador to Sweden protested the pulling off the air of a cooking show because its presenter called Jerusalem the Jewish state’s “heart.”4
The prestigious Israel Prize for Literary Scholarship will not be awarded this year after controversy over the makeup of the judges’ panel.
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