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Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform (JTA)—A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recent statement criticizing the Black Lives... Full story

 By Ben Sales    News    August 12, 2016

Uneasy Republicans and confident Democrats diverge on 'Jewish' issues

NEW YORK  (JTA)—It’s never been easy for Jewish Republicans. Jews have broken overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates since Woodrow Wilson. Despite rising American Jewish affluence, usually a harbinger of conservative voting patterns, a... Full story


Jewish and Christian Israel supporters discuss anti-BDS efforts in Knesset

“In each and every generation they rise up against us to destroy us,” Israeli MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) reminded a packed Knesset hall last month during the premier joint meeting of the Knesset Caucus to Fight Delegitimization of Israel and the... Full story


Seven things to know about the Jews of Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA)-When the 2016 Olympic Games opened on Friday, Aug. 5, the eyes of the world were on Rio-the first South American city to host the quadrennial event. True, the build-up to the... Full story


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