Gabrielle Giffords

Livni, Giffords On Newsweek’s Influential Women List

03/06/2012

JERUSALEM — Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni and several American Jews, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, were included in Newsweek’s 150 “Women Who Shake the World.”

Livni was the only Israeli on the list.

The feature called Livni “one of the most powerful women in the country,” who is “known for her honesty and integrity.”

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords To Resign From Congress

01/22/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

Saying she is "getting better" but needs more time to focus on her recovery from a brain injury caused by an attempted assassination, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she'll resign from Congress this week.

Jewish-Hindu, Jewish-Black and Gabi Giffords

Abigail Pickus, who alas no longer blogs for us, but does do a monthly column on life in Israel, has an interesting piece in e-JewishPhilanthropy about Kesha Ram, a Vermont state legislator who recently went on a Birthright trip to Israel. 

Patrilineal Dissent

I’m still getting caught up after last week’s trip to L.A. Which, like every trip I take, was an important reminder that life (even Jewish life) does exist beyond metropolitan New York.

Given that I grew up in Houston and Pittsburgh, went to college in Ohio, spent a year and a half in Israel and more than three in Michigan, you’d think I wouldn’t need such reminders.

In State of the Union, Obama Misses Some Jewish Domestic Priorities, Ignores Israel

01/26/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Civility? Check. Clean energy? Check. Health care? Check. Immigration? Check. Education? You bet.

Isolating Iran? That’s in there.

Poverty, guns, reproductive rights? Israel? Ummm …

President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night was as notable for what it excluded as what made it in.

Is Anyone Jewish Enough?

I know you will find this shocking, but Tiger Mom Amy Chua is not the only topic about which people are writing this week.

Several of my friends have nice articles/posts out about intermarriage-related issues.

Debate Rages on Over Palin’s ‘Blood Libel’ Claim

01/18/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The post-shooting debate over political civility is cooling down, but passions are still raging over Sarah Palin’s claim that critics were guilty of perpetuating a “blood libel” against her.

Palin’s initial use of the term, in a Jan. 12 video message, drew sharp rebukes from liberal, Jewish groups and even some conservatives. Since then, however, several Jewish notables, including Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and former New York Mayor Ed Koch have defended Palin’s use of the term.

Gabrielle Giffords’ Husband Urges MLK Day Volunteer Service

01/16/2011

(JTA) -- The husband of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging Americans to volunteer in their communities on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jewish Groups Join Faith Call for Civility

01/13/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Jewish faith leaders joined a call for soul searching in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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