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  • Giffords upgraded to ‘good,’ begins rehab

    JTA

    January 27, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, her condition upgraded to “good,” has been moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation center.

    Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head on Jan. 8 while meeting constituents in Tucson, was moved from a Houston hospital Wednesday to the city’s Institute for...

  • Loughner pleads not guilty in Tucson shooting

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 24, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    A smiling Jared Loughner pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges related to the Jan. 8 shooting in Arizona, the New York Times reports.

    Jared L. Loughner, who the police said was responsible for the shooting rampage outside a Tucson supermarket on Jan. 8, pleaded not guilty on...

  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 18, 2011 | 10:18 am

    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...

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  • Is Gabby Giffords Jewish enough?

    By Jason Miller, JTA

    January 18, 2011 | 10:00 am

    As a Conservative rabbi and a member of the movement’s Rabbinical Assembly, I cannot officially consider Jewish descent to be determined patrilineally—from the father. In fact, in its Code of Professional Conduct, the section detailing the responsibilities for membership in the...

  • Debate rages on over Palin’s ‘blood libel’ claim

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 18, 2011 | 9:27 am

    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...

  • Palin defends 'blood libel' accusation

    January 18, 2011 | 9:18 am

    In her first interview since the Arizona shooting, Sarah Palin defended her use of the term “blood libel” and said she understands its meaning.

    “Blood libel obviously means being falsely accused of having blood on your hands, and in this case that’s exactly what was going on,”...

  • A Prayer for Tucson

    by Rabbi Naomi Levy

    January 14, 2011 | 10:12 am

    On this Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song,

    We sing to God a song of grief

    For innocent victims

    Cut down too soon.

    May their memories be a blessing,

    May their lights shine brightly upon us.

    Gather them into Your eternal shelter, God,

    Your shelter of peace.

    We sing to God a...

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