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  • Two rabbis join George Clooney in protest of Sudanese government

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 15, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    In the ceaseless work of repairing the world, George Clooney will rub shoulders with two activist rabbis, who will join him tomorrow at the Sudanese Embassy in Washington to protest the Sudanese government’s blockade of food and humanitarian aid to endangered citizens.

    The actor has...

  • U.N.’s Falk says Israel committing ‘ethnic cleansing’

    March 21, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Richard Falk, the special rapporteur of the United Nations on the Palestinians, told the U.N. Human Rights Council that Israel is committing ethnic cleansing in eastern Jerusalem.

    Falk’s statements Monday to the Human Rights Council came as the council prepared a resolution...

  • Demonization—or peace talks?

    By Arthur Cohn

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Throughout Jewish history, it has been necessary, time and again, to fight prejudice and false accusations. To mention just one notorious example, there is the blood libel of Pesach, which accuses the Jews of using the blood of Christian children for the baking of matzot -- a blood...
  • ‘Forgotten’ Jews Address Injustice

    By Joshua Brandt

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Addressing a conference of Jews predominately from the Middle East and North Africa, keynote speaker Stan Urman delivered a quip that underscored the sentiments of many audience members.

    "When I first heard about your group, JIMENA [Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North...

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  • Passover Refugees

    By Michael J

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    It was March 31, the first night of Passover, and his native Yugoslavia was again convulsed by war.

    So it was fitting, perhaps, that young Ismael chose melodies from the repertoire of the old Sephardic rabbis of Bosnia and Kosovo while leading his first seder.

    In Bosnia, during the...

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