Jewish Journal

  • ADL: Giffords wasn’t shot because of her Judaism


    January 11, 2011 | 11:38 am

    An analysis of Internet musings by Jared Lee Loughner dismisses speculation that he may have targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords because she is Jewish.

    “In the end, the writings so far revealed seem to indicate no particular leanings about race, and it is difficult to come away...

  • Obama calls Giffords’ rabbi

    By Ron Kampeas, JTA

    January 11, 2011 | 10:38 am

    President Obama spoke with the rabbi of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during a series of calls to friends and families of victims of the weekend shooting in Tucson.

    A White House official said Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Tucson’s Congregation Chaverim was among the Tucson-area...

  • Alleged Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner has Jewish mother, acquaintance says


    January 11, 2011 | 10:18 am

    An acquaintance of Jared Lee Loughner, the accused gunman in the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, says his mother is Jewish.

    Bryce Tierney, a friend of Loughner from high school, told Mother Jones magazine that the alleged gunman posted “Mein Kampf” as a “favorite book”...

  • Giffords’ account of her trip to Israel


    January 11, 2011 | 10:14 am

    JTA reported that Congresswoman Giffords’s trip to Israel in 2001 with AJC’s Project Interchange cemented her commitment to Judaism. After that trip, Giffords wrote an account of her trip, which AJC published. As a tribute to her brave struggle for recovery, AJC republished her...

  • Giffords’ husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly releases statement about the tragedy in Arizona

    By JewishJournal.com

    January 10, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    The following is a statement by Gabrielle Gifford’s husband, U.S. Navy Captain Mark Kelly, taken from the congresswoman’s website. For more information on the Arizona shooting, click here.

    “On behalf of Gabby and our entire family, I want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the...

  • Always the Jews—not:  Give the maniac credit for what he is

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    January 10, 2011 | 10:56 am

    In the aftermath of the tragic and evil shooting of United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, American Jewish news sources have entered the conversation by noting that Rep. Giffords is Jewish and that her attacker, Jared Lee Loughner, has associated with extremist...

  • ADL: Assessing hate speech angle in shooting ‘critical’


    January 10, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The Anti-Defamation League said it is “critical” to determine whether the man alleged to have shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was influenced by hate speech.

    “It is critical to determine whether the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, acted alone or with others, and whether...

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