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  • Vandals hit S.F. billboards with anti-Israel invective

    An activist group claimed responsibility for plastering anti-Israel messages over legitimate advertisements on San Francisco billboards.

  • S.F. federation board rejects controversial proposal

    The board of the San Francisco federation overwhelmingly rejected a controversial resolution to prohibit support of events and groups that “defame” Israel or partner with those who call for boycotts, divestment or sanctions against Israel. It did pass a differently worded resolution opposing the anti-Israel BDS movement.

  • Whistle-blowing prof played key role in trafficking case

    Nancy Scheper-Hughes, an anthropology professor at the University of California, Berkeley, alerted the FBI in 2001 to the alleged organ trafficker Levy Itzak Rosenbaum, helping lead to a probe that would result in the string of arrests in New Jersey.

  • S.F. festival under fire over plan to screen Rachel Corrie film

    The president of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has stepped down amid controversy over the decisions to screen a film that investigates the death of the American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie and invite her mother to speak afterward.

  • Jews inject Darfur into Olympic protest

    Tibet was the main issue for most of those who turned out to protest Chinese human rights abuses as the Olympic torch passed through San Francisco on its way to Beijing. But for about 100 green-shirted activists, including several Jewish luminaries, it wa

  • Head of S.F. federation leaving

    Tom Dine, head of the San Francisco-area Jewish federation, is stepping down after just 20 months on the job.

  • Female scribe writes Torah scroll

    Aviel Barclay of Vancouver is the first woman soferet, or scribe, to write a Torah scroll; it’s going to a congregation in Seattle.