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  • 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...

  • The politicization of everything

    April 12, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    How do you take one of the most shocking and revolting murder sprees in memory and make it even more disturbing? By pouncing on its supposed root causes for transparently partisan purposes.

    Within hours of the Jan. 8 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), U.S. District Judge...

  • Giffords may attend husband’s shuttle launch

    March 14, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    There is “a good possibility” that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in January, will attend the space shuttle launch in April captained by her husband.

    “We think there’s a good possibility that she will be there,” one of Giffords’ neurologists, Dong Kim, told The...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Precious Center

    By Rob Eshman

    January 11, 2011 | 7:05 pm

    Jared Lee Loughner is crazy. That, more than any other single fact, is to blame for why he walked up to a gathering outside a Tucson Safeway last Saturday and tried to kill Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, murdering six other people in the rampage.

    Maybe the toxic political environment...

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

    January 11, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    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...

  • Tucson Jewish community anguished over Giffords shooting

    January 11, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    Following the shooting Saturday that critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and left six dead, the Tucson Jewish community has come together to pray for Giffords and the other victims and offer their support.

    Giffords, who is Jewish, was among 14 wounded in the shooting rampage...

  • 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...

  • Gabrielle Giffords: Israel needs U.S. to push the peace process

    January 11, 2011 | 11:06 am

    The following Op/Ed was written by Arizona congresswoman Gabreille Giffords on Oct. 27, 2006 and was originally published in the Arizona Jewish Post.

    My grandfather, Akiba Hornstein, was the son of a Lithuanian rabbi. My grandfather changed his name to Giff Giffords for reasons of...

  • Obama calls Giffords’ rabbi

    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...

  • Did heated rhetoric play role in shooting of Giffords?

    January 9, 2011 | 4:26 pm

    The 8th District in southern Arizona represented by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords comprises liberal Tucson and its rural hinterlands, which means moderation is a must. But it also means that spirits and tensions run high.

    Giffords’ office in Tucson was ransacked in March following...

  • Giffords known for her openness and Judaism

    January 9, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The event was typical Gabrielle Giffords: no barriers, all comers—Democrats, Republicans, independents welcome to talk about what was on their minds and in their hearts.

    While she was deep in a conversation with an older couple about health care—the issue for which she was willing...

  • Memo notes Giffords’ Judaism in motives of alleged attacker

    January 9, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo reportedly notes that Gabriel Giffords is Jewish in describing the motives of the Arizona congresswoman’s alleged assailant.

    The memo, obtained by Fox News Channel, says that Jared Lee Loughner mentioned American Renaissance, an extremist...

  • Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critical after being shot in the head

    January 8, 2011 | 7:52 pm

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was in critical condition after being shot in the head.

    Giffords was outside one of her signature “Congress at your corner” events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head.


  • Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords shot in the head

    January 8, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    A gunman shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in the head.

    Giffords was shot outside one of her signature “Congress at your corner” events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head, according to NPR.

    The network,...

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