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Rubashkin's Team Vows To Fight Conviction, Sentence

By Ron Kampeas (JTA)

For years Sholom Rubashkin made his living as an executive in the country’s largest kosher meatpacking company. Now to keep him out of prison, his defense team is arguing that the judge in his financial fraud case made treif use of federal sentencing guidelines.Read More


Court Bans ‘Peaceful’ Aid to Terror Groups

By JTA

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law forbidding support for peaceful activities to terrorist organizations.Read More


Court Overturns Prison Sentences for Mothers in Israeli School Segregation Case

By Haaretz Service

The High Court on Tuesday overturned prison sentences for ultra-Orthodox women charged with contempt for violating an order to reintegrate a girls’ seminary in the West Bank settlement of Immanuel.Read More


U.S. State Dept. Releases Israel Travel Warning

By JTA

The U.S. State Department warned Americans to “exercise a high degree of caution” while traveling in highly trafficked areas in Israel.Read More


Rubashkin Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison

By JTA

Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison for his conviction on federal financial fraud charges.Read More


Protesters in N. California Prevent Israeli Ship From Unloading

By JTA

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland to prevent an Israeli cargo ship from unloading.Read More


Death of N.Y. Jewish Millionaire — Murder or Suicide?

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

The mysterious death of an Orthodox Jewish millionaire on June 9 in New York has sparked a whirlwind of rumors, even though the medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.Read More


Bibi: Decision To Ease Gaza Blockade Weakens Hamas

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

The cabinet decision to scale back the civilian blockade on Gaza while tightening the security blockade enables Israel to focus on real security issues, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday in an address to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.Read More


State to Court: Don't Jail Ultra-Orthodox Mothers Violating School Segregation Order

By Liel Kyzer and Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein advised the High Court of Justice on Wednesday to refrain from enforcing jail sentences for the 22 ultra-Orthodox women charged with violating an order to send their Ashkenazi daughters to school with their Sephardi peers.Read More


Elton John Performs in Israel After Many Artists Cancel

By JTA

Elton John performed a concert in Israel, following the politically motivated cancellations of shows by other artists.Read More


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