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Trump's Mar-A-Lago resort to host gala for Israel's 70th

(JTA)—An event marking Israel’s 70th year will be held at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The event scheduled for late March is organized by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which is selling...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 16, 2018 

Orthodox Union will not penalize synagogues that already have women clergy

NEW YORK (JTA)-The Orthodox Union will not penalize its member synagogues that already employ women as clergy, but it has reaffirmed a policy that prohibits other synagogues from hiring women in...

 

Shira Goodman steps down as CEO of Staples

(JTA)-Staples CEO Shira Goodman abruptly departed as head of the retailer after a year and a half on the job. The company announced Friday that Goodman was stepping down. Her successor was later...

 
 By JNS.org    News    February 9, 2018

Obama defends 2016 absention on anti-Israel UN resolution

Former President Barack Obama this week defended his controversial decision to allow a December 2016 United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s presence in eastern Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria to pass in the waning days of...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 9, 2018

A Trump nominee makes Jewish groups choose between Israel and sexual harassment

WASHINGTON (JTA)—If there’s overlap between Hillel and the National Council of Jewish Women, it’s in two areas: defending Israel and combating violence against women on campus. Leaders of the campus Jewish organization took a look at the...

 

Democratic-Republican split on Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The gap between how Republicans and Democrats view Israel is widening, a Pew Research Center poll found. The poll posted Tuesday showed 79 percent of Republicans sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians whereas 27 percent of...

 

JNF names Gould president-elect

The Jewish National Fund is pleased to announce that Bruce K. Gould has been appointed to the positions of president-Elect and vice president of Campaign for the National Board. This comes at...

 

Mike Pence got help from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on his Knesset speech

(JTA)-Former British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to help him frame religious and historical elements of his speech before Israel's Knesset. Sacks and Pence met...

 

At this Holocaust museum, you can speak with holograms of survivors

SKOKIE, Ill. (JTA)-In an otherwise darkened theater, viewers gasped when they saw what appeared to be a seated 83-year-old man wearing a light green button-down shirt and khaki pants. Aaron Elster of...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 2, 2018

Jewish journalist confronting Trump's immigration allies

NEW YORK (JTA)—During a combative news conference in early August, White House adviser Stephen Miller told reporters that the United States should prioritize immigrants who speak English. “Does the applicant speak English?” Miller asked,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    February 2, 2018

A poll shows support for Israel among Democrats is sliding-but experts say the truth is more complex

NEW YORK (JTA)-The share of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians is falling fast, while Republican sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians is spiking. So says a new poll...

 

Brandeis receives $8.4 million from a man who visited once

(JTA)-Brandeis University has received an $8.4 million bequest gift for social justice initiatives from a man who visited the Boston-area campus one time. The university announced the gift from...

 

Diamond gives up touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's

(JTA)-Jewish singer-songwriter Neil Diamond announced he is giving up touring after recently being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The Australia and New Zealand leg of his 50th Anniversary tour...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 19, 2018

Delta employees detail a pattern of anti-Semitic abuse at airline

NEW YORK (JTA)—It wasn’t long after Nahum Amir began working for Delta Airlines as a mechanic that he says his manager started calling him “the Jewish guy.” Then Amir says the manager accused him and other Jews of “killing kids in Gaza.”...

 

A Rust Belt synagogue 'runs out of people' and gathers to bury its past

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (JTA)-It was a frigid 10 degrees on Sunday, the last day of 2017, but some 20 people gathered at Congregation Tifereth Israel's cemetery in this city of 22,000 on the Ohio border. A bl...

 

International Jewish students group to launch anti-Semitism awareness campaign on campuses

JERUSALEM (JTA)—International Jewish student leaders will launch an international anti-Semitism awareness campaign on campuses worldwide and vowed to reject any attempts to deny the Armenian genocide. The World Union of Jewish Students at its 44th...

 

Camp establishes scholarship in memory of family killed in Costa Rica plane crash

NEW YORK (JTA)—A Jewish camp has created a scholarship fund in memory of a family who died in a plane crash in Costa Rica. Camp Ramah Darom, a Conservative summer camp in Clayton, Georgia, established a fund in memory of the Weiss family on...

 

Flight attendants sue Delta Air Lines for anti-Jewish, anti-Israeli attitude

(JTA)—Four current and former flight attendants have filed a federal lawsuit against Delta Air Lines alleging that the company’s management has “an anti-Jewish, Hebrew and ethnic Israeli attitude.” The suit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District...

 

NY Port Authority suspect blames bombing on Israeli actions in Gaza

NEW YORK (JTA)—The suspect in a pipe bomb attack on this city’s Port Authority Bus Terminal said he was motivated by Israeli actions in Gaza, CNN reported. Akayed Ullah spoke with authorities at Bellevue Hospital, where he was taken after the bom...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 29, 2017

Why Jewish day schools are breathing a little easier on tax bill

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Lawmakers finalizing the proposed tax overhaul reportedly have removed a provision that had sent shivers through the graduate student and Jewish day school communities. The House...

 

Conservative movement severs ties with former youth director over alleged sexual abuse

The congregational arm of Conservative Judaism has severed ties with the longtime director of the denomination's youth movement after receiving "multiple testimonies" that corroborated an allegation o...

 

It's a world record for largest human menorah!

(JTA)-Students at a Jewish school in New Jersey broke the world record for the world's largest human menorah. Over 500 students from Ben Porat Yosef, a private school in Paramus, stood in the shape...

 

In stunning upset, Jones trumps Moore

WASHINGTON (JTA)—In a stunning upset, Roy Moore, the controversial Republican nominee backed by President Donald Trump in a Senate race in Alabama, was projected to lose against his Democratic challenger. Networks called the race late Tuesday...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    December 22, 2017

Al Franken's resignation pains his Jewish fans in Minnesota

(JTA)-It's a shame Al Franken has to go, Minnesota Jews say. But he has to go. That's the feeling Minnesota Jewish leaders expressed a day after the Democratic senator announced he would resign his...

 

In the shadow of Wrigley-Chicago's newest kosher deli

CHICAGO (JTA)-Baseball gloves and caricatures of famous ballplayers adorn the walls of Milt's Extra Innings-no surprise for a deli that's a short drive from Wrigley Field, the fabled home of the...

 

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