After 18 years, Rabbi Steve Glazer says goodbye

  From June 14-16, congregants and friends of Rabbi Steve and Andrea Glazer came together for a gala weekend to say goodbye to the couple that had lead the Conservative Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon since 1995. Complete with a congregational dinner, a variety of performances and a post-Shabbat gala, the weekend allowed attendees to… Read More

Jews split on DOMA

  The American Jewish community’s response to Wednesday’s Supreme Court rulings bolstering marriage equality reflected a range of opinion from joyful approval to sharp criticism, making it clear that there is far from any kind of unanimity on the issue. “There are differing opinions as to how Jews should respond to this issue, although there… Read More

Waiting for the House

  With Congress currently on an Independence Day recess, attempts to overhaul this country’s immigration policy remains in limbo despite the U.S. Senate passage of a bipartisan bill that creates a path to citizenship while greatly increasing the number of border patrol agents. The pathway to citizenship voted on by the Senate would require the… Read More

A death in Egypt

  Though only 21 years old, Andrew Driscoll Pochter had already embarked upon what everyone expected to be his life’s work — bringing peace to the world, and in particular the Middle East. On Friday, June 28, the Kenyon College student was stabbed to death while in Egypt as he watched a large protest against… Read More

Conservatives speak about Mideast

A group of political conservatives intent on spreading the truth about events in the Mideast was honored by EMET, Endowment for Middle East Truth, during its annual Rays of Light in the Darkness fundraising dinner June 19. About 275 people, including members of Congress and foreign ambassadors, gathered at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in D.C…. Read More

World briefs

Israeli Cabinet OKs exporting 40 percent of natural gas Israel’s Cabinet approved a decision to export about 40 percent of its recently discovered reserves of natural gas while keeping a 25-year supply for the country’s consumption. The Cabinet on Sunday agreed to retain 540 billion cubic meters for Israeli consumption, which should last for about 25… Read More