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Lining up a Jewish rogues' gallery

Lining up a Jewish rogues' gallery

NEW YORK — Rabbi Barry Freundel was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for surreptitiously videotaping naked women in the mikveh shower room adjacent to his synagogue.

The sentence meted out on May 15 in DC Superior Court represented 45 days each for the 52 counts of misdemeanor voyeurism to which Freundel, the longtime rabbi of the Orthodox Washington congregation Kesher Israel, pleaded guilty in February. The terms will be served successively.

Prosecutors had sought 17 years for Freundel, while his lawyers sought community service.


Gutow stepping down from JCPA

Gutow stepping down from JCPANEW YORK — Rabbi Steve Gutow is stepping down after leading the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for 10 years. Gutow, the JCPA president and CEO, will stay in place while the public policy umbrella searches for a new leader, but will focus on interfaith and environmental projects and will leave day-to-day management to Ethan Felson, the body’s senior vice president, according to a JCPA statement released May 14.

JEWISHcolorado continues to raise funds for Nepal

JEWISHcolorado continues to raise funds for NepalIn the wake of a second earthquake to hit Nepal, JEWISHcolorado announces that its Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund continues to collection donations to to assist rescue and aid operations. Two and a half weeks after the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake took thousands of lives in Nepal on April 25, the already-traumatized Nepalese people were affected by yet another large scale quake.

Yes we can, can, can

Yes we can, can, canTEL AVIV — From the wrong angle, it looks like a bunch of unevenly stacked tuna cans, as if someone in the grocery store did a bad job. Look at it from the other direction, and its shape becomes clear: The cans are, in fact, a sculpture of a giant open hand holding a bag of clementines. That’s the idea behind “Come and See What Cans Can Be,” an exhibit of seven artworks constructed almost entirely from canned food.

Arrest in Boulder

Arrest in BoulderTHE BOULDER County Sheriff’s office announced last week that it has arrested a suspect in the April 6 mailing of envelopes containing white powder and threatening messages to two Jewish institutions in Boulder. On May 7, Boulder deputies arrested 32-year-old Boulder resident Jeffrey Klinkel and charged him with felony menacing, explosive hoax and interference with a school facility in last month’s incident involving the Boulder JCC and Har HaShem.

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Bus carrying dozens of Israeli soldiers overturns in West Bank, killing one

Marcy Oster The bus driver told the Hebrew-language news website Walla! that he lost control of the bus after a Palestinian car passed him wildly on a bend in the road. ... [Link]

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