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Gaza flotilla: multiple tragedies at sea

Truly disturbing news from the Mediterranean: 10 dead are reported after Israeli commandos boarded six ships assembled by the Free Gaza Movement to break the Gaza seige. (Read Noam Sheizaf for background and liveblogging.) In addition to the international condemnation for boarding…

More Eviction Orders in Sheikh Jarrah

And this in the same week that 700-800 students and professors marched from Hebrew U to Sheikh Jarrah in protest of the families who have already been evicted from their homes. Haaretz reports: As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to…

"So… Wot's it Like?"*

Thursday May 27th is a typical DC summer day: hot, humid as a sauna, and threatening rain. What wasn’t typical were the 200 or so Jewish guests of the White House. Although President George W. Bush established May as Jewish…

Mighty fine shindig

Late-breaking addition: Jewschool will be at the party! Unless you’ve been living under a rock–or you don’t read Jewish blogs and news as obsessively as we do–you know that the first ever White House Jewish Heritage Month Party Thing is…

Be a fly on the wall at the RA Convention

The Rabbinical Assembly is having their annual convention RIGHT NOW at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City. And you can watch the action online as a selection of events are live-streamed (and then archived for future…