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 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 16, 2022 

ADL will review its education materials after Fox News calls the group 'far-left'

(JTA) – The Anti-Defamation League says it will “launch a thorough review” of its educational content to address materials “misaligned with” the organization’s values after Fox News published a story accusing the anti-hate group of...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    September 16, 2022 

All the Jewish NFL players to watch this season

(JTA) — The 103rd season of the National Football League kicks off on Thursday, and there are a number of Jewish players to keep an eye on this year. These are all of the Jewish players on NFL rosters entering Week 1 (listed in alphabetical order)...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    September 9, 2022

NYPD to increase patrols in Williamsburg due to rise in antisemitic hate crimes

(New York Jewish Week) — NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a press conference on Monday evening that the police will increase patrols near synagogues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, due to an increase in antisemitic attacks happening throughout...

 

Yeshiva University appeals to Supreme Court

(JNS) — The question of whether America’s oldest Jewish university must recognize an LGBTQ club is now heading to the Supreme Court. New York City-based Yeshiva University filed an emergency request on Monday to stay a lower court ruling that...

 

This Missouri bagel shop went viral for its Talmud-inspired effort to feed the needy

(JTA) - "Whoever needs, come and eat." That's the quote from the Talmud - the book of Jewish law - that welcomes customers to Goldie's Bagels in Columbia, Missouri, telling them that people who...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 9, 2022

Jewish Google employee who protested an Israeli contract resigns after alleging 'retaliation'

(JTA) — A Jewish Google employee who led activism against a major contract with Israel’s government resigned, citing what she said was retaliation. “Due to retaliation, a hostile environment, and illegal actions by the company, I cannot continu...

 

Kraft makes $1M donation to AIPAC's super PAC, while Soros pours $1M into J Street's

(JTA) — Pro-Israel PACs reported millions of dollars in donations in August, including from billionaire donors with long track records of giving to Israel-related causes. Kraft Group LLC, the company owned by New England Patriots owner Robert...

 

UNC student paper removes column criticizing Israel after writer receives threats

(JTA) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student newspaper pulled a column that criticizes students who travel to Israel after its author says he and his mother have received threats in response to the article. The column,...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    September 2, 2022

Dana Bash says her new CNN special on antisemitism is 'one of the most important things I've ever done'

(JTA) – CNN's Dana Bash has what she calls "a very, very Jewish response" to the question of why she's hosting a special for her network on antisemitism in America. "The bad news is there is...

 

The rise of antisemitism in higher education: A report by StopAntisemitism

(New York, N.Y., JNS Wire) - In an effort to expose and combat antisemitism in higher education across the United States, watchdog group StopAntisemitism.org will release a report in September on...

 

Rushdie stabbed on stage during lecture in New York

(JNS) - Internationally acclaimed novelist Salman Rushdie, who had a fatwa (religious edict) placed on him by Iran since the late 1980s, was stabbed on Friday as he took the stage during a...

 

With climate bill passed, Democrats deliver on top policy concern for American Jews

(JTA) — The passage of a milestone climate bill in Congress on Friday means major progress on a policy issue that American Jews rank above all others in recent surveys of voter priorities. While climate change is not often pegged as a Jewish...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    August 26, 2022

Polio detected in New York City wastewater

(New York Jewish Week) — Polio has been detected in New York City wastewater, three weeks after a Jewish man in Rockland County was diagnosed with the first polio case in the U.S. in 10 years. The announcement suggests that the potentially deadly...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 26, 2022

Texas school district orders removal of a version of Anne Frank's diary from shelves

(JTA) – A school district in suburban Fort Worth, Texas, has ordered its librarians to remove an illustrated adaptation of “The Diary of Anne Frank” from their shelves and digital libraries, along with the Bible and dozens of other books that...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 26, 2022

Amid outcry, Texas superintendent says Anne Frank adaptation will be back on shelves 'very soon'

(JTA) — The superintendent of the Texas school district that this week ordered the removal of “Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation” from its school’s shelves said Thursday that he expected the book, along with the Bible and other...

 

StandWithUs kickstarts second letter campaign to fight campus antisemitism

(JNS) — The pro-Israel nonprofit StandWithUs kickstarted its second national letter campaign last week, writing to roughly 3,000 universities across the United States about major issues Jewish students face on campus. “If your administration and...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    August 19, 2022

Demand for ADL apology

(New York Jewish Week) — Leaders of mostly left-wing Jewish groups and progressive New York Jewish politicians demanded an apology from the head of the Anti-Defamation League, saying he had maligned the progressive group Jews for Racial & Economic...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 19, 2022

Vermont state senator whose grandfather died in Holocaust wins congressional primary

(JTA) — A state senator who says the story of her grandfather’s murder during the Holocaust galvanizes her will be the Democratic candidate for Vermont’s single seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Becca Balint, who has been a state...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 19, 2022

Ilhan Omar ekes out primary victory in Minnesota

(JTA) — One of Israel’s strongest critics in Congress narrowly survived a tough Democratic primary, as Rep. Ilhan Omar eked out a victory Tuesday in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. Omar, a two-term member of Congress who supports the...

 

Boston's Jews are getting a 'Jewish tavern' to study religious text - and drink beer

(JTA) - A century ago, German philosopher Franz Rosenzweig spearheaded the revival of intellectual Jewish life in the city of Frankfurt am Main with the "Freies Jüdisches Lehrhaus" - the Jewish...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 12, 2022

Michigan Dem group apologizes for 'offensive' TikTok attacking 'Zionists'

(JTA) — The chair of a county Democratic Party in Michigan apologized after the group made a social media post reading “Zionists have no place in office,” apparently meant to support a member of Congress, Rep. Andy Levin, who identifies as a...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 12, 2022

Self-funded House candidate beats AIPAC-backed opponent

(JTA) – AIPAC marked its second major defeat of the Democratic primary cycle this week, as one of the two Democratic House candidates in the Detroit area that it backed failed to win his Tuesday primary. Michigan state Sen. Adam Hollier had more...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    August 12, 2022

Jewish political dynasty ends as Rep. Haley Stevens ousts Rep. Andy Levin in Michigan Democratic primary

PONTIAC, Michigan (JTA) — A Jewish political dynasty’s four-decade run in Congress has come to an end after Rep. Andy Levin conceded to Rep. Haley Stevens in Michigan’s 11th congressional district Tuesday. Stevens’ decisive win concluded a...

 

White House expected to name new liaison to Jewish community

(JNS) — The White House’s liaison to the Jewish community Chanan Weissman announced on Wednesday that he was stepping down from the role. In a news release from the White House, Weissman wrote that he was transitioning to a new role in the U.S. S...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    August 5, 2022

AIPAC giving major force in Michigan House primary that could end Jewish Democratic political dynasty

(JTA) — The Democratic primary next week in Michigan’s 11th District could end a four-decade Jewish political dynasty — and spending by the country’s biggest pro-Israel lobby is playing a significant role. Because of redistricting, the race...

 

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