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  • Ehud Olmert era comes to ignominious end

    September 22, 2008 | 10:23 pm

    (JTA) – A day after Ehud Olmert formally submitted his resignation as prime minister, Israeli President Shimon Peres officially tapped his Kadima Party successor, Tzipi Livni, to form a new government.

    Livni now has 42 days to put together a coalition government. Though Olmert...

  • Seeking to relaunch career, disgraced rabbi fights against sexual allegations

    By Ben Harris

    July 9, 2008 | 4:47 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—A disgraced American rabbi with a tangled history of alleged sexual misdeeds is relaunching his career as a spiritual mentor and backtracking from an apparent confession he signed two years ago.

    Rabbi Mordechai Gafni acknowledged his “sickness” in 2006 after several...

  • Response a Disgrace—Not a Tragedy

    By Rabbi Robin Podolsky

    September 8, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    We will be admonished not to make politics out of tragedy, but we have a responsibility to figure out what went wrong with the response to Hurricane Katrina.

    Today, far too often, tragedy is employed as an incantation to ward off responsibility. (Try Googling the phrase, "The events...