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Synagogue threat, cemetery vandalism shake Twin Cities Jewish community

(TC Jewfolk via JTA) — A suburban Minneapolis synagogue closed in the early hours of last Friday morning after receiving what its managing director deemed “a specific threat of violence” — about one day after 32 headstones were knocked down...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    September 24, 2021

Burlington BDS resolution to be withdrawn as sponsor cites concerns about anti-Semitism

(JTA) — The sponsor of a bill that would have made Burlington, Vermont, the first city in America to divest from Israel is withdrawing his legislation, citing concerns that it would promote antisemitism.  Councilmember Ali Dieng, who sponsored the...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    September 17, 2021

Looking back and ahead: Analyzing US, Jewish security concerns post-9/11

(JNS) As Americans gathered this year to remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, they did so amid a landscape that is increasingly divided domestically, where hate crimes are at a...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    September 17, 2021

Hasidic rabbi created a Shabbat jacket for carrying guns in synagogues

(JTA) - Rabbi Raziel Cohen doesn't want you to have to draw a gun in synagogue. But if you must, he doesn't want you to waste precious time unbuttoning your kapota, a type of jacket worn by men in...

 
 By JNS    News    September 17, 2021

Arizona first state to divest from Unilever over Ben & Jerry's

(JNS) Arizona moved to divest from Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, over the ice-cream maker’s decision to stop selling its products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem, becoming the first state to take such action. Arizona...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 17, 2021

Josh Mandel, Jewish Ohio Senate candidate, compares Biden's vaccine mandate to the Gestapo

(JTA) — The latest politician to compare government vaccination efforts to Nazi Germany is Josh Mandel, a Jewish Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Ohio. In a video last Thursday protesting President Joe Biden’s upcoming requirement that a...

 

Israel's consulate in New York honors 9/11 victims on 20th anniversary of attacks

(JNS) - Acting Consul General of Israel in New York Israel Nitzan and the Port Authority Police Department gathered at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 10, 2021

Biden calls for 'swift confirmation' of Deborah Lipstadt

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In a Rosh Hashanah call last Thursday with a thousand rabbis across the denominational spectrum, President Joe Biden rededicated his presidency to combating hate and extremism and called on the Senate to swiftly confirm his...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    September 10, 2021

FBI reports drop in number of antisemitic crimes in 2020 amid rise in total hate crimes

(JTA) — The FBI recorded the largest number of hate crimes last year since 2008, including spikes in the number of anti-Black and anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Jewish hate crimes dropped from 953 in 2019 to 676 last year, a decrease of 29 percent....

 

Diego Schwartzman wins US Open then meets his fan Ben Stiller

(JTA) — On a night that brought weather of biblical proportions to the U.S. Open in New York City, Jewish tennis star Diego Schwartzman prevailed over his opponent Kevin Anderson. But that wasn’t the only highlight of his night. Schwartzman’s R...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    September 10, 2021

Fire antisemitic blogger, 70 State Department employees demand in letter to Blinken

(JTA) — Six months after his internet posts attacking Jews came to light, a U.S. Foreign Service officer remains employed by the State Department while at least 70 of his co-workers sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding his...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 10, 2021

Rashida Tlaib calls on Israel to release the body of a woman who tried to kill Israeli troops

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called for Israel to return the body of a woman who was killed while she attempted to kill Israeli soldiers. In a Twitter thread on Saturday, Tlaib, one of Israel’s harshest critics in...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 27, 2021

Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing 12-year-old girl in 1965

(JTA) — A woman is suing Bob Dylan for sexually abusing her when she was 12 under a New York law that temporarily lifted limitations on such lawsuits. The woman, identified in court documents as JC, says the Jewish rock star groomed and exploited...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 27, 2021

Progressive Jewish leaders condemn AIPAC for ads slamming 'Squad' members

(JTA) — Dozens of progressive Jewish leaders have signed a letter condemning the Israel lobby AIPAC for social media ads targeting Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the group of progressive Congress members known as...

 

Jewish philanthropists establish OU 'Katz Family Initiative' to support Jewish identity programs for public school teens

NEW YORK — Avi and Becky Katz, long-time Jewish communal leaders, have established a multi-year, multi-million national initiative with NCSY,the flagship youth movement of the Orthodox Union, to support Jewish identity programs for public school te...

 
 By Stewart Ain    News    August 20, 2021

What Jewish New Yorkers need to know about Kathy Hochul, who will replace Cuomo as governor

(New York Jewish Week/JTA) - Kathy Hochul, who is set to succeed Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York, is no stranger to the New York Jewish community. Cuomo resigned Tuesday, a week after a state...

 

A Jewish camp in Wisconsin has closed early due to a COVID outbreak

(TCJewfolk via JTA) — A Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin sent its campers and staff home three days early following a COVID outbreak affecting nine cabins. Herzl Camp in Webster primarily serves Jews from the Twin Cities area and, as of 2019, had...

 

Republican senators introduce bill to ban antisemitic country-of-origin labels

(JNS) - A group of Senate Republicans led by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would prevent the Biden administration's State Department or U.S. Customs and Border...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 13, 2021

Deborah Lipstadt, noted Holocaust historian, is Biden's pick for antisemitism envoy

WASHINGTON (JTA) - President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department's antisemitism envoy. The White House alerted top...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    August 13, 2021

The Anti-Defamation League and Hillel are now working together to document antisemitism on campus

(JTA) — Over the last year, Jewish college students took it upon themselves to combat antisemitism at their schools. Now, two major Jewish organizations are working together to play a stronger role in fighting antisemitism on campus. Some of the...

 
 By JNS    News    August 6, 2021

On ever more hostile campuses, CAMERA teaches strategies to combat anti-Israel hate

(JNS) - Dozens of college students from the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and elsewhere gathered online for the annual CAMERA on Campus conference aimed at empowering young adults to be...

 

50 CUNY professors leave faculty union over anti-Israel resolution

(JNS) — A substantial number of professors from the City University of New York have resigned from their faculty union after it passed an anti-Israel resolution and said it would consider supporting the BDS movement. The Professional Staff...

 

Major teachers' unions are pushing the pro-Palestinian cause - and receiving major pushback

(JTA) - Public school unions in the U.S. are increasingly becoming a hotbed of Israel discourse, with the largest teachers' union becoming the latest organized body to deliberate measures that censure...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    July 30, 2021

A Jewish studies professor and her cheesesteak-loving husband are behind Rochester's new kosher 'butcher shop'

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (JTA) - Rob Nipe and Nora Rubel hadn't anticipated selling out of pastrami on their opening day. But when you have a  vegan butcher shop certified kosher and open up just a few blocks...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 30, 2021

How US laws against Israel boycotts could hit Ben & Jerry's

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ben & Jerry’s decision this week to pull out of an agreement that allowed its Israeli franchisee to sell its product in what the company terms “Occupied Palestinian Territory” has angered some Jewish-owned businesses. But...

 

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