-American synagogues, kosher slaughter houses and Jewish schools may be finding it much harder to hire Israelis. (The Jerusalem Post)
-The case is made “that religion is not primarily about God, but about the human need for the sacred.” (Prospect Magazine)
-A fierce battle over the leadership–and the existence–of an Arab oriented middle school in NYC splits prominent Jews and organizations. (The Jewish Week)
-With two sharply opposing books coming out–“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” (Walt and Mearsheimer) and “The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control (Foxman)–the topic of the Israel lobby will likely be more in the public eye. (Haaretz)
–Human Rights Watch has accused Hezbollah movement of committing war crimes during the 2006 Second Lebanon War, by “firing indiscriminately and in some cases deliberately at civilians and civilian structures, in violation of international humanitarian law.” (Haaretz)
-The Jews-and-the-Armenian-Genocide question heats up:
Pronounced: KOH-sher, Origin: Hebrew, adhering to kashrut, the traditional Jewish dietary laws.