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Rabbis Urge US Action to Free American Jailed in Cuba

Three hundred U.S. rabbis urged President Barack Obama to “take action” to secure the release of Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Cuba for attempting to establish Internet communications for Cuban Jews. Gross, 65 and in deteriorating health, has served nearly five years of a 15-year sentence, and his case remains a serious obstacle to improving U.S.-Cuban relations, which have been marked by more than 50 years of hostility. A subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for...

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