Why as Jews, as Israelis, we must repent for Gaza’s dead
We must all question how justified the massive death count was of innocents in Gaza, whatever the extenuating circumstances. We must investigate our actions, not to save face but so we can face ourselves. By Rabbi Daniel Landes
Israel’s Conservative movement gets its first openly gay pulpit rabbi
Mikie Goldstein will serve as the rabbi at Adat Shalom Emanuel Synagogue in Rehovot.
21-year-old Roy Peles, an avid beach volleyball player from Tel Aviv, was killed by an anti-tank missile in Gaza. His friends mourn, but say the game must go on: “Of course we’ll keep playing,” says his friend. “Roy didn’t go off to fight in Gaza so that we would sit at home, hide under our blankets and cry, but so we that we could live.”
17 Gaza residents killed in shelling of UN-run school, Palestinians say; IDF forces strike over 80 targets overnight; Rocket fire on Israel’s south resumes.
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Four days in, Operation Protective Edge shows no signs of letting up. For live updates click here