(JTA) — Diaspora Jews often find themselves exasperated with the Israeli rabbinate. But on one significant issue, an Israeli rabbinic authority is looking far more enlightened and merciful than his peers in the United States.
Israel has the PETA stamp of approval.
Brigitte Bardot is threatening to follow Gerard Depardieu in asking for a Russian passport. The onetime curvy French screen goddess isn’t mad about taxes, but elephants.
Animal rights activists say Brooklyn state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer should have known better than to hire a trained elephant for a campaign fundraiser.