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Texas Jewish communities mobilize to get food, medicine to those in need
(JNS) - On any given day, people coming into the Kosher Palate in Dallas do so know they are going to be spending money on groceries or prepared foods. This past week, however, hundreds of people...
Polish ruling on Holocaust libel case causes profound concern among Jewish groups
(JNS) — A ruling issued by a court in Poland on Tuesday is meeting fierce criticism from Jewish groups and others who claim that the decision will silence further examination of the role of Polish citizens during the Holocaust. The criticism comes...
Steelers 'mensch' Zach Banner to donate part of gameday check to Tree of Life
(JNS) - Pittsburgh Steeler Zach Banner announced Monday that he was donating a portion of a game-day check to Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha Synagogue, the site of the mass shooting in October 2018. "I'm...
In hard-hit New Jersey, group seeks to boost small businesses
(JNS) A minor league baseball stadium in Lakewood, N.J., served as the outdoor meeting ground for some 500 participants in the JBiz 2020 COVID-19 Business Expo and Conference sponsored by the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce. The event held on Nov...
US State Department conference tackles mounting hate and anti-Semitism online
(JNS) — Hate online, particularly anti-Semitism, is continuing to grow at alarming rates, and stopping it will require education, collaboration and a cohesive definition were the findings from the first-of-its-kind, two-day symposium sponsored by...
Orthodox Jewish leaders decry Cuomo's 'draconian' measures to restrict worship amid virus rise
(JNS) — Professing his “respect and love” for the Orthodox Jewish community, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced major restrictions and closures in parts of the state designated as “COVID clusters,” areas that have an overwhelmingly large...
Despite limits on Uman pilgrimage, some hold out hope to visit for Rosh Hashanah
(JNS) — Each year, tens of thousands of Jews from across the world make a pilgrimage to Uman, Ukraine, to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, at the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. The leader of the Breslov Chassidic dynasty, Rabbi...
After facing threats, Kentucky rabbi set to offer educational courses on anti-Semitism
(JNS) - After denouncing racist, anti-Semitic fliers left around his community earlier this month and then being threatened by a neo-Nazi leader, Rabbi Shlomo Litvin of Lexington, Ky., aims to...
US Department of Justice takes action against New York village targeting Orthodox Jews
(JNS) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York sent a letter Monday notifying the Village of Airmont in Rockland County, N.Y., that they plan to file suit against the village on the grounds that are violating terms of...
New York federal judge blocks COVID restrictions on prayer, religious gatherings
(JNS) - A federal judge expressed concerns on Friday that New York governmental leaders violated the rights of residents when it sought to limit the number of individuals who could gather for prayer...
Impact of closures in Jewish community wreak havoc with food and finances, institutionally and individually
(JNS)-The worldwide pandemic COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in its relentless sweep across the planet, not only in terms of health needs and care, but in economic terms as well. It has quashed the... Full story
How to teach the lessons of the Holocaust in the school classroom
(JNS)-Imagine a teacher assigning a Holocaust-related project to a high school student in the United States, such as the creation of the "ideal concentration camp" or a Nazi cereal box. Or maybe the... Full story
Magen David Adom sends protective gear to Chabad in China
(JNS)-A shipment of medical supplies from Magen David Adom in Israel were delivered on Monday morning to Chabad in China to help prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. At the request of Chabad,... Full story
Following anti-Semitic attack, Monsey's Jewish community will not be 'cowed' to change
(JNS)-Less than 24 hours after five people were stabbed at a rabbi's home on Forshay Road in Monsey, N.Y., Jews gathered on the lawn to sing and dance as a Torah scroll was dedicated at a nearby... Full story
Jewish schools, synagogues, congregations affected by fires raging in California
(JNS)-Up and down the state of California, synagogues, Hebrew schools and Jewish residents are dealing with effects of wildfires that have consumed tens of thousands of acres in recent days, from... Full story
Security has become a top priority at Jewish summer camps
(JNS)—In just a few weeks, tens of thousands of kids will be on the move, leaving home for Jewish overnight camps. This year though they’ll be doing so under the specter of heightened security concerns as anti-Semitism is at a near-record high... Full story