Bill Goldberg became a fan favorite for his efficiency and ruthless signature move, the jackhammer.
(JTA) — The wrestler known as Goldberg shocked the wrestling world at his first WWE match in 12 years by defeating his longtime rival Brock Lesnar in a minute and 26 seconds. The crowd at Toronto’s Air Canada Center chanted Goldberg’s name after the dominant win on Sunday night. Lesnar had not been defeated in…
Think Kevin Youkilis, Julian Edelman, Aly Raisman or Michael Camalleri is our greatest Jewish athlete? Not so fast. Maybe we should start thinking about the professional wrestler Goldberg.
Democracy Now! wrote: We host a debate on U.S. media’s coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict and the roots of the crisis with two guests: Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the website Electronic Intifada & author of the new book, “The Battle for Justice in Palestine”; and J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large and columnist at the newspaper, The Jewish Daily Forward. Abunimah and Goldberg discuss news headlines that ignore the massive Palestinian toll, whether the ceasefire should address the Gaza blockade, and the history of the conflict.
Criminal charges for bodily harm have been filed against a rabbi in Germany for carrying out circumcisions. Rabbi David Goldberg, who is a mohel in the 400-strong Jewish community of Hof in Bayern, has been charged according to a July ruling by a court in Cologne banning circumcision on religious grounds. The ban was introduced after a four year old Muslim boy was returned to hospital with bleeding following circumcision. The news of charges against the rabbi, brought by a doctor in Hessen, has caused outrage and shock among Jewish groups in Germany and internationally. The vice President of the World Jewish Congress has said there was an urgent need to create legal certainty over the matter. The news came on the day that Israel’s chief rabbi Yona Metzger travelled to Berlin to try to convince German lawmakers that they should overturn the ruling and reach a compromise on how circumcisions should be carried out. Orthodox Jewish practice sees circumcision performed at eight days old. The doctor who has pressed charges against Rabbi Goldberg is reported to be one of a number of signatories to an open letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel which states that religious freedom should not constitute a basis for violence against boys too young to consent. But some commentators have said that the ruling has proved disastrous for Germany’s image, particularly in the light of the country’s Nazi past. Germany is home to around 120000 Jews and 4 million Muslims. Both Jewish and …
Frank conversations on US/Israel relations and the Iranian nuclear threat with Jeffrey Goldberg (Atlantic), Brett Stephens (Wall Street Journal), and Mike Singh (Washington Institute for Near East Policy). A Shalom TV original production at AIPAC 2012.
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