Sharon

With Shul Scandal And School Closing, Conservative Jews Reeling In Sharon, Mass.

05/28/2014
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It’s been a rough few weeks for Conservative Jews in the Boston suburbs known as the South Area.

First, Rabbi Barry Starr, the longtime spiritual leader of Temple Israel of Sharon, resigned amid allegations that he used synagogue discretionary funds to pay about $480,000 in hush money to an extortionist to hide a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old male.

Boston-Area Rabbi Leaves Pulpit Over Marital Infidelity

05/12/2014
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Boston — Rabbi Barry Starr, a leader in the Conservative movement who has served a suburban Boston synagogue for nearly three decades, resigned after acknowledging his marital infidelity.

Sharon May Gain From New Vote

11/08/2002
Staff Writer
Ariel Sharon the centrist? Hard as that may be for some to imagine, after days of political upheaval in Israel during which he rejected forming a right-wing government, the Israeli prime minister emerged as the statesman between the doves of Labor and the hawks of several nationalist parties. Sharon says he hopes to form another unity government with the Labor Party if he wins re-election in late January.

Sharon: Raids Will Continue

10/11/2002
Staff Writer
Israelis braced for reprisal attacks following Monday night’s battle with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip that killed 16 and injured more than 100, including many civilians. Despite a U.S. rebuke for the civilian casualties, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said more attacks to destroy the Hamas infrastructure in Gaza are planned.

Provocateur Or Pragmatist?

12/29/2000
Staff Writer
Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon has been Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s harshest critic during Barak’s 17 months in office, claiming the prime minister was making too many concessions in his quest for peace. Now, three months of Palestinian rioting may have set the stage of Sharon to unseat Barak in elections Feb. 6. In the battle of the former generals, polls put Sharon as many as 18 points ahead of Barak, 58, who if defeated would be Israel’s shortest-serving prime minister.

Provocateur Or Pragmatist?

12/29/2000
Staff Writer
Likud Party leader Ariel Sharon has been Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s harshest critic during Barak’s 17 months in office, claiming the prime minister was making too many concessions in his quest for peace. Now, three months of Palestinian rioting may have set the stage of Sharon to unseat Barak in elections Feb. 6. In the battle of the former generals, polls put Sharon as many as 18 points ahead of Barak, 58, who if defeated would be Israel’s shortest-serving prime minister.

Sharon Keeping Up Pressure

04/23/2004
Staff Writer
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, vowing that the targeted killings of Hamas’ top leaders in recent weeks was “not the end of it,” stepped up military attacks in northern Gaza this week on Palestinians firing rockets at Jewish settlements. At least nine Palestinians were killed in gunfights with Israeli troops in the area. The rocket attacks increased following Israel’s missile attack on Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi.

Sharon May Talk After All

04/27/2001
Staff Writer
As Israel paused this week to remember its 19,312 war dead and to celebrate 53 years of independence, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres was dispatched to Egypt to present Israel’s response to its proposal to end seven months of violence. Just how successful that effort will be is anybody’s guess. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) upon her return to Washington following a five-day tour of Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

Sharon Wins Round 1 In Budget Fight

01/14/2005
Staff Writer
Preventing a potential parliamentary crisis, the Knesset on Wednesday approved the first reading of the 2005 budget bill after members of the Likud Party against the disengagement from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank decided to support the measure. The bill passed 64-53. Sources close to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warned that had the bill been rejected, Sharon would call new elections. The second and third readings are in March.

GA Gets Earful On Sharon

11/21/2003
Editor and Publisher
Jerusalem — The most newsworthy aspect of the major annual meeting of the North American Jewish federations’ United Jewish Communities was not in the issues debated or resolutions passed over four days of programs this week. It was in the fact that the General Assembly (GA) was held here (for only the second time in its 72-year history), despite security concerns, and that an estimated 4,000 Jews from the U.S.
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