October 29, 2010

Jewish groups mourn Kirchner’s death

Jewish groups mourned the death of Nestor Kirchner, the former president of Argentina. Kirchner, the president from 2003 to 2007, who was succeeded by his wife, current President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, died Wednesday morning at a hospital near his home after suffering a heart attack. He was 60.

Op-Ed: Embrace special needs in continuity conversation

Since the late 1980s the Jewish conversation — and Jewish funding — has orbited around the goal of Jewish continuity. Whether the cause is Jewish peoplehood, intermarriage, education or even Israel, ensuring our Jewish continuity inevitably grounds the discussion.\n\nBut one issue critical to continuity has been missing from the conversation for far too long: supporting our disabled and special needs populations.

Duo celebrating bar mitzvah of counting Jewish athletes

Down in Texas, the Rangers have an All-Star second baseman who has added flavor and flair to the 2010 season, helping propel his team to the World Series for the first time in its history. And with a name like Ian Kinsler, he might just be … Well, there’s no Star of David-shaped asterisk next to Kinsler’s name in the media guide or program. On the field he wears a cap, not a kipah. So how can you know for sure?

Arab-Israeli activist admits to spying for Hezbollah

A leading Arab-Israeli political activist admitted to spying for Hezbollah in an Israeli court. Amir Makhoul, director general of Ittijah-the Union of Arab Community-Based Associations, an umbrella group for Arab nongovernmental organizations in Israel, admitted to charges of espionage, contact with a foreign agent and conspiring to assist an enemy in a plea bargain reached Wednesday in Haifa District Court.

Rubashkin loses bid for new trial

A federal judge denied a motion for a new trial for former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Linda Reade on Wednesday rejected a motion that accused her of a conflict of interest in Rubashkin\’s case. The defense for Rubashkin, a vice president with the kosher meatpacking firm in Iowa, claimed Reade should have recused herself.

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