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  • Newport News rabbi: 'All are welcome' at temple

    Last month, SÚverine Sokol took over as the rabbi at Temple Sinai in Newport News, the first woman to hold the role on a permanent basis there. She succeeded interim Rabbi Lawrence Forman, rabbi emeritus of Ohef Sholem Temple in Norfolk, who led the...
  • So now we know who was killed off on 'The Simpsons'

    So now we know who was killed off on 'The Simpsons'
    Not-really-that-great Spoiler Alert: "The Simpsons" has been promising a major character's death for more than a year now, and the Sunday night premiere was the supposed delivery of that promise. So who did they off? Apu? Montgomery Burns? Sideshow Bob?...
  • Jerusalem's measure of beauty and suffering

     Jerusalem's measure of beauty and suffering
    The other day, for the first time in a long while, I climbed the broad staircase into the lobby of Israel's National Library, seeking some solace in a city lately rent by mindless murders and reprisals, by rioting and racism, by the drone of extremists...
  • Zara apologizes, stops selling shirt likened to Holocaust uniform

    Zara apologizes, stops selling shirt likened to Holocaust uniform
    International fashion chain Zara has apologized and stopped selling a children’s shirt after complaints that the garment evoked uniforms worn by Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. The shirt has horizontal blue and white stripes and...
  • Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter

    Alan Gross, nearing 5th anniversary in Cuban prison, says goodbye to wife, daughter
    Three hundred American rabbis have called on President Barack Obama to secure the immediate release of former State Department contractor Alan Gross as family members and advocates expressed growing concern for his physical and emotional health. Gross's...
  • Contrite, defiant Sterling only fuels further outrage

    In an extraordinary television interview that deepened the anger over his ownership of the Clippers, Donald Sterling attacked Lakers great Magic Johnson, suggested that African Americans have not done enough to help their community and blamed the media...
  • Paid FBI informant testifies in trial of white-supremacy leader

    Paid FBI informant testifies in trial of white-supremacy leader
    KISSIMMEE — The state's star witness in Central Florida's largest domestic-terrorism case couldn't remember anything particularly violent or damaging about accused American Front leader Marcus Faella during opening testimony Wednesday. Asked if...
  • Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection

    Israel travel program seeks to strengthen Jewish connection
    On a recent afternoon, Diana Blau, 22, was relaxing on the beach after bathing in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Blau's mother is Jewish and her father Greek Orthodox. She has never strongly identified with Jewish culture or religion, she said, in...
  • Springs pulls footage of commission meeting referring to Jewish candidate as 'Mohammed'

    Coral Springs removed footage of a city commission meeting from its website Tuesday after it mistakenly identified a Jewish city commission candidate as "Mohammed." City officials said it's expected to be fixed and back online at 2 p.m. Wednesday....
  • Saving a local synagogue

    Saving a local synagogue
    A Temple Beth Israel board member is on a mission to keep the conservative synagogue open after a series of hurdles threatens its future. Recently the synagogue was cited with fire violations; then after a transformer blew up some of the air...
  • Explaining bar and bat mitzvah

    Explaining bar and bat mitzvah
    For many Christians in the western hemisphere, including Roman Catholics, the Sacrament of Confirmation is a celebration of their coming of age. In many Protestant churches, the rite of Confirmation is seen as a mature statement of a person's faith....