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 By Ben Sales    News    May 10, 2019

After Poway, ADL director calls for government to take action

(JTA)—The head of the Anti-Defamation League said Saturday’s synagogue shooting should serve as a “wake-up call” for politicians and business executives to more seriously address anti-Semitism. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and national...

 

Many ways to celebrate a Jewish Pavilion-style Passover 

Last month, The Jewish Pavilion celebrated Passover with residents in elder communities through a variety of both traditional and modern approaches to the seder. The majority were presented with the...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    May 10, 2019

How Jewish organizations train people to prevent shootings

(JTA)—Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein said his Chabad of Poway could not afford to hire an armed guard. Had it been able, or if the government had helped the synagogue bring in one, he believes the deadly attack there Saturday could have been averted....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 10, 2019

How Venezuela's remaining Jews are hanging on amid the crisis

(JTA)—One night years ago, when a Jewish man was driving to his parents’ house in Caracas, Venezuela, two cars blocked off the street he was on and held him up at gunpoint. He got into their car and began answering questions: who he was, where...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    May 10, 2019

In midst of apology for anti-Semitic cartoon, New York Times publishes yet another

(JNS)-Despite apologizing on Sunday for running an anti-Semitic cartoon that ran in its international edition on Thursday, The New York Times published another anti-Semitic cartoon in the same...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 10, 2019

Israeli ambassador calls New York Times 'cesspool of hostility' on Holocaust Remembrance Day

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Israeli ambassador to the United States linked The New York Times to the “Jew-hatred of growing parts of the intellectual class.” Ron Dermer was speaking Monday in the U.S. Capitol at the annual Holocaust Days of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

FBI got tip about Poway shooter 5 minutes before synagogue attack By Marcy Oster (JTA)—The FBI was tipped off to a threat about five minutes before the deadly shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, but it was too late to stop the attack. The...

 

Love letters of the Shoah: Messages thrown from cattle cars convey final wishes, prayers, blessings

(JNS)-Jews have long been known as the people of the book, but fresh evidence has emerged that they're also the people of the letter. Of the millions of Jews who were taken to their deaths during the...

 

Israel's ambassador to UN goes biblical

(JNS)—Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said during a special session of the U.N. Security Council that the Bible does “prove the case for Jewish ownership of the Land of Israel.” Danon, who addressed the global forum on a...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    Features    May 10, 2019

Famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld: It feels like the 1930s

WASHINGTON (JTA)-It's not an unfamiliar frame for describing the rise of the new nationalism: There's a bad wind blowing through the West, and nothing less than democracy is at stake. What makes it...

 

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