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  • Giffords: ‘Shame’ on senators who voted down gun checks

    April 18, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The U.S. senators who defeated a bill that would toughen background checks for gun purchasers "brought shame on themselves," former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said.

    "The senators who voted against background checks for online and gun-show sales, and those who voted against...

  • Gabby Giffords returns home to Tucson

    August 13, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has moved home to Tucson.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, reportedly bought a home recently in Tucson and moved in on Sunday. She had spent the last year-and-a-half in Houston undergoing rehabilitation after being shot...

  • US Rep. Giffords says she feels “pretty good”

    November 15, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Speaking on camera for the first time since she was shot in the head in January, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords said she feels “pretty good,” in an excerpt of an ABC interview shown on Thursday.

    Asked how she felt, Giffords answered, “Pretty good.” “It’s difficult,” she...

  • Giffords’ doctor OKs her run

    August 4, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    Gabrielle Giffords’ neurosurgeon says that the Arizona congresswoman could run for re-election.

    Peter Rhee, the doctor who operated on Giffords’ brain after she was shot in January, told the NBC affiliate KVOA Tuesday that Giffords’ mental faculties had fully recovered.


  • Gabrielle Giffords returns to House, votes for debt limit deal [VIDEO]

    August 1, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    From CBS.com:

    Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona made a surprise return to Washington Monday to vote in favor of an agreement to raise the debt limit.

    “Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis,” her office said in a Tweet.

    Lawmakers offered Giffords a standing ovation on the House floor when she showed up in the chamber.

    Read more at CBSNews.com.

  • Gabby Giffords makes first public appearance

    June 28, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) made her first public appearance since being wounded in a tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona earlier this year in which numerous victims were hurt or had their lives taken, ABC News reports.

    According to the outlet, Giffords attended a ceremony at...

  • Photos of Gabrielle Giffords released five months after shooting

    June 12, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Photos of a smiling Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who was shot in the head in January, were released on her Facebook page.

    The photos show Giffords with close-cropped hair.

    According to a statement on the Facebook page, they were taken May 17, the day after her...

  • Suspected Giffords shooter declared unfit for trial—for now

    May 25, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s alleged assailant, Jared Loughner, has been ruled unfit for trial but will be reassessed in four months.

    U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns, ruling Wednesday in Tucson that Loughner does not “have a rational understanding of the proceedings” at this...

  • Reform cites Giffords shooting in urging clip ban

    April 28, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    The Reform movement cited the attack that seriously wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others in urging Congress to ban high-capacity ammunition clips.

    “The clips can hold 30, 50 or even 100 rounds, enabling shooters to cause serious casualties before needing to reload,”...

  • Rep. Giffords to attend husband’s shuttle launch

    April 26, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in January, will attend the space shuttle launch captained by her husband.

    Giffords (D-Ariz.) was given the go-ahead by her doctors to attend the launch, her husband Mark Kelly said in a CBS interview broadcast Monday.

    Kelly, will...

  • Alleged Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner indicted on 49 counts

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 4, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    Eight weeks after the tragic shooting in Arizona Jared Lee Loughner was indicted on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder Friday, CNN.com reports.

    Accused Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner was indicted Friday on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder stemming from...

  • UPDATE: Gabrielle Giffords continues her recovery in Houston

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 4, 2011 | 9:30 am

    March 4, 2011, 9:05 a.m.: Eight weeks after the tragedy that struck Arizona, Gabrielle Giffords continues to recover in Houston KHOU.com reports.

    [Rabbi David Lyon of Congregation Beth Israel in southwest Houston] Lyon said Giffords has an appetite.

    “Well, she had a little...

  • Moshe Tendler thinks you’re wrong, and he isn’t afraid to say so

    February 15, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    After the January shootings in Arizona and the resultant calls for greater civility and moderation in the national discourse; after an acrimonious back-and-forth over the Jewish legal approach to death and organ donation; and after still more calls for a gentler, more civil public...

  • Giffords speaks for first time since shooting

    February 9, 2011 | 12:57 pm

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot.

    C.J. Karamargin, a spokesman for Giffords (D-Ariz.), told CNN on Wednesday that she had asked for toast.

    Giffords is in a recovery facility in Houston. She was shot in the head on Jan. 8 as she met with...

  • Giffords upgraded to ‘good,’ begins rehab

    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...

  • Santa Monica Shabbat service advocates for gun control

    By Ryan Torok

    January 19, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    Politics and religion were intermingled during Friday night Shabbat services in Santa Monica on Jan. 14. In the wake of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., which also left six dead and 13 others wounded, clergy and congregants at the Reform synagogue...

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

    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...

  • Is Gabby Giffords Jewish enough?

    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

    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,”...

  • Giffords’ husband urges volunteer service

    January 17, 2011 | 12:10 am

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

    “Many of you have asked how you can help and how you can honor the memory of those who were wounded or lost their lives. What united the victims of the...

  • A Prayer for Tucson

    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...

  • Obama speech: ‘Our children’s expectations’ [VIDEO]

    By Susan Freudenheim

    January 13, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    As I was driving to one speech last night, I was listening to another in my car.

    “Rather than pointing fingers or assigning blame,” President Obama said in the aftermath of the violence in Tucson, “let us use this occasion to expand our moral imaginations, to listen to each...

  • Jewish groups join faith call for civility

    January 13, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    Jewish faith leaders joined a call for soul searching in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

    “This tragedy has spurred a sorely needed time of soul searching and national public dialogue about violent and vitriolic political rhetoric,” said the open letter to...

  • Blame real inciters, not Palin and Tea Parties

    January 13, 2011 | 10:52 am

    Extreme rhetoric can inspire extreme behavior, even violence. But there isn’t a shred of evidence that anything that anyone on the political right—or left—said or wrote inspired Jared Lee Loughner to launch his deadly rampage in Arizona.

    Within hours of the shooting, before the...

  • Palin’s ‘blood libel’ remark overwhelms message

    January 13, 2011 | 10:13 am

    It was a well-crafted message preaching unity—and mined with a “blood libel” that blew it all apart.

    Sarah Palin’s video message Wednesday, her first substantial commentary since Saturday’s shooting in Tucson that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and...

  • It’s time to reject rhetorical violence

    January 12, 2011 | 2:26 pm

    Sarah Palin did not shoot Rep. Gabriella Giffords. Neither did Glenn Beck. Or Rush Limbaugh. Or even Giffords’ opponent in the 2010 campaign, Jesse Kelly.

    Giffords was shot by a mentally unstable terrorist, who after attempting to assassinate Giffords, kept shooting into the crowd...

  • Palin slammed for using ‘blood libel’ term [VIDEO]

    January 12, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Rabbi Marvin Hier calls Palin “Over the top.” Read why here.

    Sarah Palin’s use of the term “blood libel” to decry blaming conservatives for the Arizona shooting has raised the ire of the Jewish community.

    In a video statement released Wednesday, Palin said that “Acts of monstrous...

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