GAZA/JERUSALEM Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Israeli forces tracked down and killed three senior Hamas commanders.
Joseph Sitruk, the former chief rabbi of France who died in September, was a towering figure to his country's Jewish community. Serving for two decades - between 1987 and 2008 - in the top clerical post, the Tunisian-born Sitruk gained a reputation for his charisma, friendliness to Orthodox and Sephardic teachings and engagement with the secular world.
Rivka says she gave up a lot more than she bargained for when she swapped her heavily cloistered ultra-Orthodox lifestyle for a... subscribe now to get the full story Haaretz unlimited. Only 1$ for the first month