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  • Photos from first plenary

    Rabbi JJ Shachter VT Gov. Howard Dean Coach Bruce Pearl TN Gov. Phil Bredesen More photos at my Flickr

  • More from the floor

    Israeli FM Tzipi Livni had to back out, apparently-no word on why. They sent the Minister to the Diaspora, Itzhak Herzog, instead who, IMO gave a relatively droll speech that expressed little of significance other than an unexpected pronouncement that he has great hope in the upcoming Annapolis conference, and that he belives it will…

  • Keynote truckin’ along

    The keynote plenary is well under way. Following a standard reception from TN governor Phil Bredesen, U of T Coach Bruce Pearl got the crowd going with a hilarious personal account of his rise to success amidst the challenges he’s faced as Jew in a non-Jewish dominated arena. Howard Dean followed, and it was a…

  • Live blogging the GA

    Hey, this is Dan Sieradski, JTA’s Director of Digital Media, writing to you live from the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, where the 2007 UJC General Assembly is currently under way. Over the next few days, I, JTA Managing Editor Ami Eden, Publisher Mark Joffe, and Staff Writer Jacob Berkman will…