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  • This power lies with the president, not Congress

    On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on what may seem like a minor issue: whether a 12-year-old boy named Menachem Zivotofsky can insist that his U.S. passport identify his birthplace as "Jerusalem, Israel." But the case involves issues of...
  • Community to commemorate Night of Broken Glass

    Community to commemorate Night of Broken Glass
    Kristallnacht signaled the beginning of the Holocaust. On the nights of Nov. 9-10, 1938, more than 1,400 Jewish-owned shops and synagogues in Germany and Austria were destroyed and set on fire as the streets were also filled with shattered glass....
  • Supreme Court to hear case on presidential 'signing statements'

    Supreme Court to hear case on presidential 'signing statements'
    A constitutional challenge to the president's long-standing claim of exclusive power over foreign affairs comes before the Supreme Court this week wrapped in an 11-year-old dispute over a single word in the passport of an American boy born in Jerusalem....
  • Israel's Batsheva Dance Company visits Royce Hall in celebratory mood

     Israel's Batsheva Dance Company visits Royce Hall in celebratory mood
    Ohad Naharin does not like to discuss the specifics of the dances he choreographs for the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company. Rather, he wants audiences to view them without preconceived expectation. But the 62-year-old choreographer said that...
  • Why UC Berkeley got it wrong on Bill Maher's speech

    Why UC Berkeley got it wrong on Bill Maher's speech
    There’s been a great deal of celebration about UC Berkeley sticking to its invitation to Bill Maher as a commencement speaker. Free speech in the cradle of the free speech movement, students should be open to provocative views that differ from their...
  • Mike Harari dies at 87; Mossad agent helped plan Munich revenge attacks

    Mike Harari, an Israeli secret service agent who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympic team, has died. He was 87. Harari, who died Sunday in...
  • Museum dedicated to Jewish history in Poland opens in Warsaw

    A museum dedicated to the history of Jews in Poland officially opened in Warsaw this week at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The museum opened its doors to the public last year, but the event Tuesday formally inaugurated the institution, whose...
  • Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice

    Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice
    A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. DeVito will talk about his...
  • Name-calling flap is latest sign of tension between Israel and U.S.

    A flap over an American official’s reported use of a barnyard epithet to describe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu illustrates a more serious debate over whether the country’s ties with the United States have been irretrievably...
  • Violence leads Israel to close contested Temple Mount-Al Aqsa site

    The contested Temple Mount and Al Aqsa mosque compound was closed to worshipers and visitors Thursday after back-to-back shootings incited fresh riots — a reflection of the deep passions aroused by the site, among the holiest places for both Jews...
  • Kerry calls reported U.S. slur of Israel's Netanyahu 'damaging'

    Kerry calls reported U.S. slur of Israel's Netanyahu 'damaging'
    This article contains language some readers might find offensive. The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging,...