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Haiti Reporters Notebook

By Nathan Guttman

Mounting the buses and trucks near the Jimani border crossing, the young rescue workers from the Dominican Republic’s civil defense corps were excited, even cheerful. They’ve been preparing at their staging point for over a day and now, equipped with helmets, flashlights and face masks they are ready for action.Read More


Republican Jews Hail Brown Victory in Mass.

By JTA

The Republican Jewish Coalition hailed the party’s victory in the special election in Massachusetts to fill the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward Kennedy.Read More


Vatican, Rabbis: Faith Is the Answer to 'Technological Exploitation'

By JTA

A return to religious faith is needed to confront a “unique environmental crisis” brought on by technology, the Vatican and the Israeli Chief Rabbinate warned.Read More


Opposition Fumes as Bibi Invokes Holocaust in Berlin Speech

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz) and Haaretz Service

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the opposition on Wednesday of submitting a no-confidence motion against the government on the same day in which Israel and Germany held a historic joint cabinet session in Berlin.Read More


International Holocaust Day Changes With the Times

By Ruth Ellen Gruber (JTA)

On the same day next week, Israeli President Shimon Peres will address the German Parliament and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel will appear before a special session of the Italian Chamber of Deputies in Rome.Read More


Frank Gehry Withdraws from Museum of Tolerance Project

By JTA

Award-winning architect Frank Gehry has withdrawn from the project to build a Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem.Read More


The Grief, Misery and Moments of Joy at Israel's Haiti Hospital

By Nathan Guttman

The lines outside the Israeli field hospital were growing longer with earthquake victims pouring in, some seeking treatment for the first time since the January 12, simply because there was nowhere to go.Read More


Pope Visits Synagogue in Rome in Hopes of Healing Rifts

By Ruth Ellen Gruber (JTA)

When Pope Benedict XVI visited this city’s main synagogue, sparring between the pope and Jewish leaders over Pope Pius XII’s role in the Holocaust grabbed headlines.Read More


Israel's Ben-Gurion University To Establish Yiddish Studies Center

By JTA

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is establishing Israel’s newest center for Yiddish studies.Read More


Israeli Team Assists Haitians; Video From IDF Field Hospital

By JTA

An Israel Defense Forces medical and rescue team has set up a field hospital and begun treating earthquake-stricken Haitians.Read More





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