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 By Gabrielle Birkner    News    May 10, 2019 

Celebrating Shabbat in Poway, a week after the deadly shooting

POWAY, Calif. (JTA)-"Those who are standing can remain standing," Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein joked, a nod to the standing-room-only crowd that had packed Chabad of Poway for Friday night services. For...

 
 News    May 10, 2019 

Poway rabbi speaks at White House

(JNS)-The founding rabbi of Chabad of Poway in Southern California spoke at the White House on Thursday, less than a week after his synagogue was attacked, with one woman killed and three others...

 
 By Laura E. Adkins    News    May 10, 2019 

A 15-year-old teen started the GoFundMe for Chabad of Poway

(JTA)—On the Shabbat morning of April 27, a 19-year-old with a gun killed Lori Gilbert-Kaye and injured several others at the Chabad of Poway outside of San Diego. But before the sun had set and observant Jews were able to see the news, another...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    May 10, 2019 

New York Times says cartoon shows 'numbness'

(JTA)—The New York Times editorial board said in an editorial published Tuesday that the newspaper’s publishing of “an appalling political cartoon” is “evidence of a profound danger—not only of anti-Semitism but of numbness to its creep....

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 10, 2019 

After Poway, ADL director calls for government to take action

(JTA)—The head of the Anti-Defamation League said Saturday’s synagogue shooting should serve as a “wake-up call” for politicians and business executives to more seriously address anti-Semitism. Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO and national...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    May 10, 2019 

How Jewish organizations train people to prevent shootings

(JTA)—Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein said his Chabad of Poway could not afford to hire an armed guard. Had it been able, or if the government had helped the synagogue bring in one, he believes the deadly attack there Saturday could have been averted....

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    May 10, 2019 

In midst of apology for anti-Semitic cartoon, New York Times publishes yet another

(JNS)-Despite apologizing on Sunday for running an anti-Semitic cartoon that ran in its international edition on Thursday, The New York Times published another anti-Semitic cartoon in the same...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 10, 2019 

Israeli ambassador calls New York Times 'cesspool of hostility' on Holocaust Remembrance Day

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The Israeli ambassador to the United States linked The New York Times to the “Jew-hatred of growing parts of the intellectual class.” Ron Dermer was speaking Monday in the U.S. Capitol at the annual Holocaust Days of...

 

Shooting at San Diego-area synagogue leaves 1 dead, 3 wounded

(JTA)-A shooting at a Chabad synagogue in Poway, near San Diego, California, has left one person dead and three injured, including a child. Police in Poway detained a white 19-year-old San Diego man...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    May 3, 2019

AIPAC calls out Bernie Sanders

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The American Israel Public Affairs Committee pushed back against Sen. Bernie Sanders for calling Benjamin Netanyahu’s government “racist.” The pro-Israel lobby, in a tweet that did not mention the Democratic presidential...

 
 By Jackson Richman    News    May 3, 2019

What will Trump's new UN pick bring to the pro-Israel community?

(JNS)-With U.S. President Donald Trump nominating Acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen to be U.S. ambassador to Egypt, the nomination of Kelly Craft, announced in February,...

 

Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, killed in Poway attack, shielded rabbi

POWAY, California (JTA)-Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack at a Chabad synagogue near San Diego, is credited with jumping in front of the synagogue's rabbi to shield him from the...

 
 News    May 3, 2019

Change.org censors petition against CAIR

(JNS)—Change.org is apparently censoring a petition by the watchdog group StopAntisemitism.org calling on U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Elan Carr, the U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism, to investigate the...

 

6 takeaways from the Mueller report

NEW YORK (JTA)-Special counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election was released to Congress and the public Thursday, adding new details to what had...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    April 26, 2019

Jews who made Time 100 list

(JTA)—One week after winning election to a fifth term as Israel’s head of state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was named to Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. Other Jewish people on the list include: Facebook founder...

 

AOC trivializes Holocaust memory

(Nashville, Tenn.)—Evangelical leader Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called out the ill-informed Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for trivializing the memory of the Holocaust by tweeting a statement by Pastor Martin Niemöller in defense of the...

 

ZOA calls for investigation of UNC-Duke conference

Zionist Organization of America has called on the U.S. Department of Education to investigate whether federal funds were misused to organize a one-sided “academic” conference, hosted by the University of North Carolina and co-sponsored by Duke Un...

 

Pelosi: 'No taint' of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

(JNS)—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Tuesday that the Democratic Party has “no taint” of anti-Semitism amid such remarks coming from congressional members, especially Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), whom Pelosi said is not an...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    April 26, 2019

SJP promotes Palestinian terror group's imagery at two colleges

(JNS)—The local affiliates of Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell and Binghamton universities in New York state have been promoting images created by a Palestinian terrorist organization on their respective social-media pages. Ahead of an...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 26, 2019

Pete Buttigieg keeps calling Mike Pence a 'Pharisee' and it angers Jews

(JTA)-Pete Buttigieg has a word he likes to use to describe Vice President Mike Pence: "Pharisee." Jewish scholars would like him to stop doing that. Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend,...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 26, 2019

Orthodox communities at the center of a measles outbreak

(JTA)—Rabbi Mordechai Shain isn’t sure about vaccines. Nearly all of the 400 kids in the school he runs, from 3 months old to eighth-grade teens, are vaccinated. About eight or 10 are not. But he’s skeptical that immunization works at all. “M...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    April 26, 2019

Was a UNC-Duke conference on Gaza anti-Semitic?

(JTA)-"This is my anti-Semitic song," Tamer Nafar, a Palestinian-Israeli rapper, said at the opening of a conference on Gaza last month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "I know it...

 

Anti-Semitism lawsuit against Newton schools expanded to include violation of First Amendment

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS—Taxpayers suing to stop anti-Israel and anti-Semitic history lessons in Newton Public Schools have added to their lawsuit new claims under the First Amendment’s religion clauses. The amended complaint alleges that...

 
 By Josefin Dolsten    News    April 19, 2019

A Passover seder for Holocaust survivors brings joy, food and some good ol' kvetching

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. (JTA)-Nine years ago, Ellen Grossman wanted to do something special for her birthday. "I said we've had enough parties and enough pocketbooks and enough jewelry-do something different,...

 

President's Service Award goes to anti-Semitic hate group

The Zionist Organization of America condemned New York University today for deciding to confer a President’s Service Award on NYU’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter, a group with a horrific record of harassing and intimidating Jewish...

 

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