In My Mind's I

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By Harriet P. Gross I’m writing this the morning after returning from two weeks in Israel—exhausted, and elated. Someone who writes regularly about Jewish subjects should not wait as long…

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Ask the Rabbi

By Rabbi Yerachmiel D. Fried Dear Rabbi Fried, I recently heard a talk from my rabbi where she explained “an eye for an eye” in the Torah. As society has…

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Israel grapples with fallout of flotilla violence

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — With nations around the world condemning Israel for the deaths of nine people aboard a Gaza-bound ship, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to the White House. Netanyahu was scheduled to meet Tuesday with President Obama following a weekend visit to Canada, which included a working meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The visit would have been Netanyahu’s first meeting with Obama since a late March meeting at the White House in which the administration was accused of snubbing the Israeli leader. Obama and Netanyahu spoke by telephone and agreed to set up a meeting at a later date, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. In Washington, the White House released a statement Monday on the incident.

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