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Israel Strikes Gaza Tunnels

By JTA

Israeli air strikes hit three Gaza smuggling tunnels in response to rockets fired from the strip at Israel.Read More


Goldstone Says Holocaust Shaped Views on War Crimes

By Anshei Pfeffer (Haaretz)

Judge Richard Goldstone, the head of a United Nations commission that this week charged Israel with committing war crimes in the Gaza Strip during its offensive there last winter, believes bringing war criminals to justice stems from the lessons of the Holocaust, according to a lecture he delivered in Israel in 2000.Read More


Report: Shmuley Boteach, Uri Geller on Michael Jackson's 'Enemy List'

By Haaretz Service

Michael Jackson kept an “enemy list” which included famed Israeli illusionist Uri Geller and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the renowned U.S. broadcaster, as revealed this week by the star’s former manager Dieter Wiesner.Read More


Barak: Iran Is Not an 'Existential Threat' to Israel

By JTA

Ehud Barak says Iran is not an “existential threat” to Israel.Read More


Public Scandals, Recession Will Be Focus of Many High Holy Day Sermons

By Adam Sosnik (JTA)

After a year marked by the Bernie Madoff scandal, the arrest of rabbis on money-laundering charges, Israel’s war in Gaza and new broadsides against Israel in media outlets from Sweden to Cairo, American rabbis seemingly have plenty of material for their High Holidays sermons this year.Read More


Israel Challenges Findings of U.N. Report on Gaza War

By Haaretz Service

Israel has opened an international campaign to protest a United Nations report, which ruled it committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity during its offensive on the Gaza Strip earlier this year.Read More


‘More Life’ for Jeremiah

By Yael Unterman (Haaretz)

Many debut novels are autobiographical, drawing upon personal experience in order to generate vivid and credible writing. But Zoe Klein, senior rabbi of Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles, has launched her novel-writing career with a different muse: her passion for Bible, and more specifically (her synagogue’s name notwithstanding) for the prophet Jeremiah. As the protagonist of “Drawing in the Dust” reflects: “Sure, Ezekiel had the visions and Jonah had the whale, but Jeremiah knew how to brood, which makes him a kindred spirit.”Read More


Goldstone Report: Israel, Palestinians Committed War Crimes

By JTA

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it is “appalled and disappointed” by a U.N. commission report that says Israel committed war crimes during its Gaza offensive.Read More


Human Rights Watch Official Suspended Over Nazi Memorabilia

By JTA

Human Rights Watch suspended a senior official over his collection of Nazi memorabilia.Read More


Suit Charges Jewish Cemetery With Dumping Remains

By JTA

A class-action lawsuit is accusing a Los Angeles Jewish cemetery of dumping remains to make room for new interments.Read More


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