In July, Michael Z. Cahana will become rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel when Emanuel Rose retires after 45 years of service. Cahana, 46, is senior rabbi of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, N.Y. He was elected Nov. 20 by members of Congregation Beth Israel, a Reform congregation.
JERUSALEM - Even if Ariel Sharon can no longer lead Israel, some of his boldest ideas are likely to outlive him: that the dream of expanding Israel's borders is unrealistic, that uprooting Jewish settlements is possible, that Israel doesn't have to wait for a peace treaty to separate from the Palestinians. Sharon did not complete his plan to draw Israel's final borders, but he may have paved
The news from Israel is grim: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remained under sedation yesterday following lengthy emergency brain surgery necessitated by a massive stroke. Even if he survives, doctors said, "it will not be possible" for him to return to work "under the current circumstances."
The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News - Jan 06 12:00 AM
Israel is facing a political realignment that could reverberate through the entire Middle East for years to come. The health crisis that has removed Prime Minister Ariel Sharon from the political scene has created a political vacuum that Israelis compare to the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.
Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Israel's Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, thrust into power by Ariel Sharon's stroke two days ago, has less than three months before the country's general election to establish himself as a credible national leader.
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