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 By Ami Eden    News    December 6, 2019 

Bloomberg or Bernie: Which Jewish candidate do American Jews want?

NEW YORK (JTA)-First Bernie Sanders. Now Michael Bloomberg. This cycle's Democratic primary is shaping up to be the all-time greatest troll of white nationalist Twitter-a battle royale featuring both...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 6, 2019 

In Atlanta, Jewish hopes for ousting Trump in 2020 are complicated by the race question

ATLANTA (JTA)-For Jewish voters, Bernie Sanders mentioning the Palestinians seemingly out of nowhere during last week's presidential debate here was a striking moment. But for some Jews in this state,...

 

Bipartisan resolution against rockets fired on Israel

(JNS)—Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) have introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House of Representatives condemning the recent rocket attacks on Israel and supporting the country’s right to defend itself. “When...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    December 6, 2019 

Christian Zionist group dropped by Amazon, claims it is being targeted for pro-Israel views

(JNS)-Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, a Tennessee-based nonprofit evangelical Christian organization committed to standing with Israel and fighting anti-Semitism, has been removed from the...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 29, 2019

Ukraine asked Alexander Vindman to be its defense minister, and other takeaways from his impeachment testimony

This is a developing story.  (JTA)—Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the Jewish National Security Council staffer whose firsthand account of the July phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine is at the center of the...

 

Jewish man stabbed repeatedly outside New York synagogue

This is a developing story.  NEW YORK (JTA)—An Orthodox man was stabbed multiple times on his walk to synagogue for morning prayers. The man was approaching the synagogue Toshnad Heichel Torah Utfila in Spring Valley, New York, when a man got out...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 29, 2019

These Manhattan synagogues want to become condominiums

NEW YORK (JTA)-One of the most active times of day at the West Side Jewish Center begins precisely at 1:40 p.m., when 60 or so middle-aged men trudge in, mutter through the afternoon prayer service...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 22, 2019

Anti-Semitism is spiking in Brooklyn, and officials don't know why

NEW YORK (JTA)-Days after a series of attacks against Jews across Brooklyn, the Anti-Defamation League announced that it would double funding for a school program combating hate. But city officials...

 

High-profile Israel boycott conference at UMass Amherst sparks concern-and a peace march

AMHERST, Mass. (JTA)-For the second time in six months, several high-profile proponents of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel are sharing a stage at the University of...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 22, 2019

Trump will appear at Israeli-American Council

(JTA)—President Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Israeli-American Council. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a Trump supporter and mega donor to Republican candidates, is one of the council’s major supporters....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 22, 2019

Student walks out on survivor's speech after accusing Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

(JTA)—A Palestinian student at Benedictine University called on a Holocaust survivor to condemn the establishment of Israel, and then walked out on his speech after he did not do so. Following a speech last week by Professor Harold Kasimow, who...

 
 By Gabe Stutman    News    November 22, 2019

Nazi flag seen hanging in state building in Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO (J. The Jewish News of Northern California via JTA)—Why was a Nazi flag hanging on the wall inside a California parole office over the weekend? The state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has launched an...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    November 15, 2019

Public memorial for victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

(JTA)-Eleven memorial candles stood on a table at the start of the public memorial service for the attack one year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue building. Family members of the 11 people killed...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    November 15, 2019

Michael Bloomberg for president?

NEW YORK (JTA)-Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire media mogul, appears to be preparing to run for president. Bloomberg, 77, flirted with presidential runs in past...

 

ZOA's action against campus anti-Semitism causes US government to act

The Zionist Organization of America achieved an important legal victory against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after the ZOA filed an anti-Semitism complaint against UNC with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 15, 2019

Nita Lowey, retiring after 32 years in Congress, gets teary recalling her Jewish legacy

WASHINGTON (JTA)-Nita Lowey, who is retiring after 32 years in Congress, fields a question about her legacy as a Jewish lawmaker. No trouble there-she talks about Israel and her Jewish pride all the t...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 15, 2019

J Street presses candidates on conditioning aid to Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, is making conditioning U.S. aid to Israel on halting settlement expansion a plank ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. “Our aid is not intended to be a blank check,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 15, 2019

What presidential wannabes said at J Street

Taking a turn on J Street J Street convened its eighth annual conference this week, its 11th year of existence. The gathering attracted 4,000 activists and marked a major turning point in how Democrats treat Israel: Withholding aid to pressure the...

 
 By Ben Harris    News    November 15, 2019

5 innovative ways Jewish day schools are reducing tuition costs

Ask any parent of Jewish day school students about the biggest challenge they face in providing a solid Jewish education for their kids: Chances are they’ll talk about tuition. At some schools in the New York-New Jersey area, where most U.S. Jewish...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    November 8, 2019

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...

 

Keep CAIR off college campuses

(JNS)—The watchdog group Stopantisemitism.org is calling on the U.S. Department of Education and Georgie State University to keep the “terror-affiliated” Council on American-Islamic Relations off U.S. college campuses. “The Council on...

 

Presidential hopeful Michael Bennet: I think about my family's experience during the Holocaust every day

(JTA)-Since announcing his presidential run in May, Michael Bennet has been polling between zero and 1 percent. He didn't qualify for the latest Democratic debate and he's a long shot to make the...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    November 8, 2019

Alex Bregman breaks a World Series home run record

(JTA)-Most of the news surrounding Houston Astros slugger Alex Bregman on Tuesday night focused on his "bat carry"-how he ostentatiously carried his bat down to first base while watching his first...

 

The tiny NGO that helped heal Paradise

The headlines called it Paradise lost: The northern California town of Paradise, population 27,000, devastated in November 2018 by the so-called Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire...

 

Anti-Semitism at Columbia University

(JNS)—The American NGO Alums for Campus Fairness released a comprehensive report last week that documents what ACF describes as “systemic anti-Semitism and an ingrained delegitimization of...

 

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