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  • Rabbis for Obama seen as a first in American politics; Michelle Obama’s rabbi cousin signs up

    September 17, 2008 | 12:29 am

    CHICAGO (JTA) -- Saying it is their duty to "fight for the truth and against lashon hara," more than 400 rabbis have joined to back Barack Obama's presidential bid in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind effort.

    Rabbis for Obama, officially unveiled last week, is a grass-roots...

  • Chicago rabbis organize nationwide Rabbis for Obama group, 300 sign on [VIDEO]

    September 10, 2008 | 1:58 am

    Rabbi Sam Gordon spoke out against anti-Obama smears last January



    More than 300 rabbis from across the country and across the denominations are publicly backing Barack Obama for president.

    According to a press release, Rabbis for Obama is a “grassroots effort” founded by two...

  • The torch has been passed

    By Steve Greenberg

    June 12, 2008 | 6:15 pm


  • Iranian Jews grapple with tragic death and violence in the community

    By Karmel Melamed

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm


    Bianca Khalili's friends posted this tribute on YouTube


    On May 26, 17-year-old Beverly Hills High School student Bianca Khalili fell to her death from the 15th floor of an apartment building in Century City.

    The girl's passing -- homicide has been ruled out by the police -- has...

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  • A Persian tragedy

    By David Suissa

    June 12, 2008 | 2:33 pm


    Few things in life are as tragic as the death of a child. Bianca Khalili died on Memorial Day when she fell off a balcony on the 15th floor of an apartment building in Century City. Bianca was 17 and was in her senior year at Beverly Hills High School. The tragedy occurred late at...
  • To tell the truth

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The traditional English translation for the disease tzora'at that is eponymous with this week's Torah portion, Metzora, is "leprosy."

    However, as our commentators explain, biblical leprosy was something very different from the bacterial leprosy of modern times that is attributed to...