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  • Orthodox groups mum on Arizona religious exemption bill

    February 27, 2014 | 12:17 pm

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday vetoed a bill that would have permitted businesses to refuse service to gays if doing so would violate their religious convictions.

    The Anti-Defamation League commended her for the veto, and the Jewish Community Relations Council in southern...

  • Arizona governor vetoes bill widely criticized as anti-gay

    February 26, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a controversial bill on Wednesday that has been derided by critics as a license to discriminate against gays in the name of religion, saying the measure could result in "unintended and negative consequences."

    The measure, passed by the...

  • On Tisha b’Av, feeling the loss from the flames

    July 10, 2013 | 1:01 pm

    On Yom Kippur, we ask “Who by fire?” Sadly, this year at Tisha b’Av, we already know the answer — the 19 firefighters who perished in Arizona.

    “This is as dark a day as I can remember,” Gov. Jan Brewer said in a statement.

    Unknowingly, the governor connected me to the mood of...