You can't please all the people all the time, but Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to be trying her best when it comes to her trip to Israel this week.
The first lady and near-certain Senate candidate was to visit the Western Wall, as well as the wife of Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat, following reports that she would steer clear of East Jerusalem and Arafat during her two-day journey.
Clinton insisted this week that reports of her itinerary were premature, and no political considerations were involved in the planning.
The patriarch Abraham, according to Jewish tradition, helped shape Eastern religions. After the death of Sarah, his first wife, he married Ketura and had six sons, to whom, the Torah states, he “gave gifts … and sent them … to the east country.” The gifts, commentators say, were spiritual teachings that grew into Eastern religions.
A renowned member of one Eastern faith — Hindu — came west this week, to New York City, to praise the continuing Jewish influence on his religion.
In an unprecedented public display of unity, the leaders of America's four major Jewish seminaries signed a letter of protest to the head of the Southern Baptist Convention decrying its new support of "deceptive" tactics to convert Jews.
Responding to outrage of ADL and others, editor claims booklet is protected under First Amendment.
A 28-page booklet published by Holocaust denier Bradley R. Smith has touched off a controversy on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, L.I., after the school newspaper became the first in the country to run it in last week's edition.
Abe Katz, a parent from Queens and a graduate of Bostonís Maimonides school as well as Yeshiva University, writes: ìI am the father of 17-year-old triplets (two boys and a girl)who have always attended a day school so that I feel a little bit like an expertî on Jewish education.
A congressman is joining the family of a disturbed Borough Park man killed by police in calling for a federal civil rights probe after a grand jury on Monday declined to indict the four officers involved in the shooting.
"There are lots of reasons to wonder about the local investigation," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat whose district includes Borough Park. "A federal investigation would put those questions to rest."