Orthodox, Hawks Blasting Joe For Remarks on Mideast Trip

By E.J. Kessler

As the 2004 presidential race gets under way, Senator Joseph Lieberman appears to have damaged his support among hawkish and Orthodox Jews with statements he made during a recent trip to the Middle East.At news conferences during the trip, the Connecticut lawmaker expressed support for a Palestinian state, deplored poor humanitarian conditionsRead More

Bay Area’s Museum Merger: Can This Marriage Be Saved?

By Shana Penn

SAN FRANCISCO — From the outset, few expected that last year’s merger of two Bay Area Jewish museums would go off without a hitch.But following a second round of cost-reducing staff cuts by the combined institutions’ CEO and a flood of angry letters and comments in the local media, the merger of the venerable Judah L. Magnes MuseumRead More

Terrorism Link Seen in Attack On Paris Rabbi

By Marc Perelman

A series of assaults against a Paris rabbi may be the work of an organized group rather than the latest in a long list of seemingly spontaneous antisemitic acts, say French Jewish communal officials.Rabbi Gabriel Farhi, 34, was lightly wounded when he was attacked in his Reform synagogue on Rue Pétion last Friday by a helmeted man screamingRead More

Aaron Miller Leaving State in a State of ‘Despair’

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Aaron David Miller remembers with painful clarity the moment he despaired of helping Israelis and Palestinians achieve the peaceful settlement toward which he spent most of his career working.It came during a call on his cell phone last March. A senior adviser for Arab-Israeli negotiations in the State Department, Miller wasRead More

In Shadow of the Alps, a Swiss Family’s Private Underground

By Noga Tarnopolsky

Andre Cherbuliez is a lean, spare man of average height, completely bald, with astonishingly elastic, expressive features evocative of the young Yul Brynner.I came to the offices of the Allseas Shipping Company last month to talk with Cherbuliez about our shared alma mater, the International School of Geneva. Cherbuliez, now 73, attended theRead More


By Andrew Silow-Carroll

Return to Sender: Bill Cotterell, a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat, earned a one-week suspension for a private e-mail he sent to a reader that, according to an account of the affair by the Associated Press, “criticiz[ed] Arab nations for the way they’ve reacted to Israel.”The Democrat’s executive editor, JohnRead More

Newsdesk January 10, 2003

Poll: Likud Losing GroundFollowing yet another week of scandal, this time involving the prime ministerial family, the Likud Party is continuing to lose support among Israelis, according to the latest Dialogue poll, which puts the Likud at just 27 seats.The poll also shows the Labor Party breaking through the 22-seat barrier for the first time,Read More

Brooking No Disagreement on the Sanctity of Life

By Lisa Keys

The Upper West Side apartment of Shulamith Koenig, the founder of an international human rights organization, could double as a museum of art from around the world. A visual proof of the nomadic nature of her work — she’s visited 42 countries during the last 12 years — Koenig’s living room overflows with Turkish rugs,Read More

An Orthodox Powerhouse in D.C. Suburb

By Alana Newhouse

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Neil and Fran Kritz are poster children for Modern Orthodoxy. Fran, a reporter for the Washington Post, won’t take a call from any source on the Sabbath. Neil, who is the director of the Rule of Law Program for the U.S. Institute of Peace, travels to war-torn countries to help rebuild their legal systems, yet he won’t soRead More

Reform Rabbis Protest Cuts to Outreach

By Nacha Cattan

An association of 150 Reform rabbis is calling on the Reform movement to reconsider its decision to eliminate the jobs of 13 regional coordinators who provide services for interfaith families.The job cuts, announced last month by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations to help relieve a $2 million budget deficit, would eliminate the part-timeRead More

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