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United Synagogue sorry over Gaza gaffe

    You wouldn’t expect a synagogue’s weekly Torah newssheet to be a source of contention.

    But an apology has followed a recent edition of the United Synagogue’s Daf Hashavua distributed to congregants.

    It listed various tragic events linked to the fast of Tishah b’Av, including the destruction of the two Temples, the expulsions from England and Spain, the mass deportation from Warsaw to Treblinka — and “Israel’s unilateral disengagement that evicted 8,000 Israelis from Gaza”.

    The publication’s editor-in-chief Rabbi Baruch Davis said that it had been wrong to include the Gaza episode in the list of

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