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 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Republican Jewish Coalition conference kicked off the 2024 primary

LAS VEGAS (JTA) - For Republican Jews looking for an alternative to Donald Trump in 2024's presidential race, Ted Cruz presented a tantalizing choice on Saturday - at least for a few minutes. "When I...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022 

Addressing Jewish Republicans, Kevin McCarthy promises to yank Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee

LAS VEGAS (JTA) — Kevin McCarthy, the likely next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said he would remove Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in part because of her criticism of Israel. He also...

 

Resolution recognizing contributions of Israeli-Americans

(JNS) — Bipartisan members of the Senate’s Black-Jewish Caucus on Thursday introduced a historic resolution recognizing the contributions of the Israeli-American community in the U.S. The measure, which was introduced by Sens. Jacky Rosen...

 
 By Louis Keene    News    December 2, 2022 

We watched the movie Kyrie Irving shared so you don't have to

When NBA players union president CJ McCollum criticized Kyrie Irving for linking to an antisemitic movie on Twitter last month, he seemed to confirm what many had already guessed. "I don't think he un...

 
 By Jacob Henry    News    December 2, 2022 

A Jewish group's tip led to arrest of suspects who wanted to 'shoot up a synagogue'

(New York Jewish Week) — A tip from a Jewish security organization helped lead to the arrest of two suspects Saturday in connection with online threats to attack a New York City synagogue.  The Community Security Initiative, a group created by...

 
 By Penny Schwartz    News    December 2, 2022 

Brandeis U reeling after bus accident leaves 1 student dead, dozens injured; Jewish students hold vigils

WALTHAM, Massachusetts (JTA) — The days before Thanksgiving break were supposed to be packed at Brandeis University’s Hillel: There was a talk on Sunday about sexuality in Judaism, a ceremony for students who participated in a study program and...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 25, 2022

Can a Tree of Life memorial 'end antisemitism in our lifetime'?

(JTA) – The foundation overseeing the rebuilding plans for the site of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh has selected its first director, and her aims are nothing less than the total...

 

Pelosi and Hoyer step down

(JNS) — Two of the most powerful members of the House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would not seek positions in leadership during the next Congress. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), 82, the first woman speaker of the House in...

 

Cruz blasts call for FBI investigation

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted the White House Tuesday for authorizing the FBI to investigate the shooting death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh during a clash of Israeli soldiers with Palestinian terrorists in Jenin in May. “Joe Biden...

 

In shift, Orthodox Union endorses Respect for Marriage Act, federal bill to protect same-sex marriage

(JTA) — The Orthodox Union has endorsed federal legislation that would enshrine the right to same-sex marriage, marking a reversal of its previous positions. When more than 100 Jewish groups endorsed the Respect for Marriage Act this summer, the...

 

Donald Trump announces 2024 presidential run

(JNS) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his intention to run for president in 2024, vowing to renew American exceptionalism if he is once again elected to the White House. “In order to make America great and glorious again...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 25, 2022

From bat mitzvah guest to backer of Israel in Congress: Nancy Pelosi's Jewish journey

(JTA) — Five days after Nancy Pelosi made history in 2007 as the first woman elected to be speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, she held an event at her alma mater, the private Roman Catholic university, Trinity Washington. She asked a...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 25, 2022

Not just 'Maus': A Missouri school district removed several Holocaust history books, too

(JTA) — Art Spiegelman’s “Maus,” along with six books about the Holocaust geared toward young readers, are among the hundreds of books that a handful of school districts in Missouri have reportedly removed from their shelves since the start...

 

Chicago suspended a principal who downplayed a student's Nazi costume

(JTA) — Students at one of Chicago’s most selective public high schools are calling for improved Holocaust education after a classmate goose-stepped across the stage of a Halloween costume contest while wearing a German military uniform. The prin...

 

Despite win, Hochul's support plummets among Orthodox Jews

(JNS) - One could circle Brooklyn's Edward R. Murrow High School for blocks on Tuesday. There were no political activists handing out campaign material. A truck with inaudible speakers passed the...

 

Anti-Defamation League acquires Jewish investment watchdog to fight threats to Israel on Wall Street

(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League is bolstering its advocacy on Wall Street by absorbing JLens, an organization known for rating companies on their alleged support for the Israel boycott, according to an announcement on Thursday by the ADL. Founde...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 18, 2022

Polls show most Jewish voters backed Democrats

(JTA) — A poll of Jewish voters showed them overwhelmingly listing abortion rights and risks to democracy as their top issues when they voted in midterm elections. The poll commissioned by J Street and another exit poll conducted on behalf of Fox N...

 

ZOA prompts federal investigation into Fairfax, Va., school district's response to antisemitic harassment

New York — In response to a detailed complaint filed last January by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating whether the...

 

Prosecutors charge New Jersey teen whose Islamist manifesto threatened synagogue attack

(JTA) — Federal prosecutors have arrested and charged a New Jersey teenager with extremist Islamist views with making the threat that led to a sweeping FBI warning for the state’s synagogues last week. Omar Alkattoul, 18, of Sayreville, New...

 
 By Jacob Gurvis    News    November 11, 2022

Washington NFL team for sale

(JTA) — Dan Snyder, the Jewish owner of the Washington Commanders who is ensnared in a scandal involving sexual harassment in the team’s workplace, announced today that he and his wife and co-owner Tanya Snyder are exploring a possible sale of...

 

NBA star Kyrie Irving defends decision to promote antisemitic movie

(JTA) — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving is defending his decision to promote a movie that argues that Jews were responsible for the transatlantic slave trade, despite criticism from his team’s owner. “I’m disappointed that Kyrie appears to s...

 

Charles Barkley calls out NBA's Jewish commissioner for not disciplining Kyrie Irving over antisemitism controversy

(JTA) — Former NBA star Charles Barkley slammed NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who is Jewish, for not suspending Brooklyn Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving after he promoted an antisemitic film on his Twitter account. “I think Adam should have suspended...

 

Worker at famed Brooklyn kosher bakery found dead in freezer

By Jacob Henry (New York Jewish Week) — A worker at a beloved Brooklyn kosher bakery known for its black-and-white cookies was found dead inside a walk-in freezer there early Thursday morning, police said.  The death of Mahamadou Dansago, 33, at...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    November 11, 2022

As antisemitism spikes following Elon Musk takeover, ADL calls for Twitter ad boycott

(JTA) — Jewish groups thought Elon Musk was listening to them about antisemitism on Twitter. Then Kanye West came back. In the week after the rapper who now goes by Ye lost most of his endorsements due to his antisemitic rants, and amid an...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 4, 2022

Meet 10 Jewish candidates who could be elected to Congress for the first time this fall

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The daughter of a Holocaust survivor, a gay man in a conservative-leaning area, and a Black woman from California — all are among the nearly two-dozen Jews who are hoping to enter Congress next year. Among the 46 Jewish...

 

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