Articles from the February 8, 2019 edition

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Is Julian Edelman the best Jewish football player ever?

(JTA)-The day after the New England Patriots beat the favored Kansas City Chiefs to reach their third straight Super Bowl-their amazing ninth in less than 20 years-CBS Sports analyst Boomer Esiason ma... Full story


House Democrats defend Tlaib, Omar

(JNS)—Despite anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric that includes support for the BDS movement from freshmen Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), House Democratic leadership has come to their defense. “Clearly, I condemn... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel lawmakers cancel visit to Ireland after parliament passes West Bank boycott By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—The speaker of Israel’s Knesset cancelled an official delegation of Israeli lawmakers to Ireland, after its parliament advanced a... Full story


New group of Democrats aims to counter anti-Israel trend in party

(JNS)—Amid the rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in the Democratic Party, a new group has launched to counter that narrative that will be led by prominent party members. “The Democratic Party has a long and strong track record of support for... Full story


George R.R. Martin discovers he's nearly a quarter Jewish

(JTA)—PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” has had plenty of Jewish guests—Bernie Sanders, Larry David, Paul Rudd and Scarlett Johansson—and the occasional guest, like Paul Ryan, who learn they have a Jewish ancestor on... Full story


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