(JNS) The Ohio Senate unanimously passed a bill on December 9th that would create the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.
(JTA) — A change in requirements for participating in a select Amazon delivery program is posing potentially insurmountable challenges for Orthodox sellers.
By (JTA) — Parents in New York State can breathe a little easier February 17th after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that day camps and overnight camps in the state would likely be able to operate this year.
(JTA) – A year after an immigration judge ordered him deported to Germany because of his work as a Nazi guard, Friedrich Karl Berger is back in his native country.
(JTA) — A slew of Jewish comedians are teaming up for a Purim event to raise money for the Met Council, a Jewish charity fighting poverty in New York City.
(JTA) — Alena Lee, a meteorologist at Kansas City’s KCTV5, has a tradition: Every Saturday night, she features a pet submitted by a local viewer to be featured in a “Caturday” shoutout during her weather update.
(JTA) — On the third anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, parents of the shooting’s Jewish victims shared their memories and hopes for the future.
(JNS) An Israeli flag draped over the apartment balcony of a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Jewish student was pelted with ten to twenty eggs on February 8th.
(JTA) — The Arizona Jewish Post, a seventy five year-old community publication covering the Jewish population of Tucson and southern Arizona, announced it would cease operations effective March 1.
(JTA) — Zach Banner, Alysha Clark and Josh Bell will be among the professional athletes to headline an event discussing activism against anti-Semitism and how athletes can contribute to the effort.
(JTA) — When Ed Stafman was designing the signs he hoped his supporters would plant on their lawns, he debated between two: “Elect Rabbi Ed” or “Elect Ed Stafman.”
(JTA) — A longtime contributor to The Guardian said the newspaper has stopped publishing his op-eds because of a tweet in which he said Congress is legally obligated to make “buying weapons for Israel” a part of any spending.
(JTA) — A New York Times profile of Raymond McGuire, the former CitiGroup executive and art collector who is running for mayor of New York City, featured photos showing some of the dozens of works of art in McGuire’s Upper West Side apartment.
(JTA) — More than one hundred and seventy entertainment industry leaders have signed a unity statement marking the launch of the Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance designed to foster dialogue and mutual understanding.
(JNS) Lawmakers in Arkansas have introduced a bill that would mandate Holocaust education to be taught in all public schools starting with the 2021-22 school year. The move comes a few months after a report by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found that the state rank…
(JTA) — The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously rejected an appeal by Holocaust survivors and their heirs who wanted to pursue restitution claims in the United States after failing in the countries where the art was stolen.
(JNS) Yad Sarah announces the benefit of Wheel It Forward, a Connecticut-based not-for-profit organization that offers a convenient destination for anyone to easily borrow or donate durable medical equipment. Like Yad Sarah’s lending centers, Wheel It Forward is a volunteer-run community lib…
(JTA) — Police in California are investigating after a Jewish fraternity at the California Polytechnic State University reported finding swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti painted outside its house.
(JTA) — Canada designated the Proud Boys as a terrorist group on February 3rd less than a month after the far-right group allegedly took part in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
(JTA) — Reports about the very public fall from grace of ousted WeWork founder Adam Neumann have been anything but glamorous. But the recently announced cast for an upcoming Apple TV+ show based on the story, “WeCrashed,” is quite star-studded.
(JNS) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a fifteen thousand dollars reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man captured on surveillance video last year vandalizing a synagogue and House in Huntsville, Ala.
(JNS) In one of his first calls as U.S. secretary of state, Tony Blinken spoke with his counterpart in Israel, Gabi Ashkenazi, on Wednesday.
(JNS) Hadassah, the leading Jewish women’s organization, has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.
(JTA) — A splashy new outpost of singer Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Resort empire coming to New York’s Times Square will include a synagogue.
(JTA) — New Georgia Sen. Jon Ossoff already had one artifact from American Jewish history on display when he was sworn into the Senate: the book of scripture on which he took his oath of office.
(JNS) - American Airlines is scheduled to begin a new direct flight this spring between New York and Israel, traveling to and from John F. Kennedy International Airport and Ben-Gurion International Airport.
(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Joe Biden on his inauguration as forty-sixth president of the United States, where he noted his decades-long friendship and urged him to work together on confronting the Iranian threat.
(JTA) — Rabbi Sharon Brous, the California spiritual leader known for her rousing speeches fusing politics and Judaism, spoke at the National Prayer Service on January 20th, saying “Give us strength, God, as we usher in the dawn of a new America.”
(JNS) - Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump on January 20th, granted a full pardon to Aviem Sella, the former handler of Jonathan Pollard, a former civilian intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy who sold U.S. military secrets to Israel while working at the Pentagon in the 1980s.
(JNS) The grassroots Jewish civil-rights movement End Jew Hatred protested outside the California home of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on January 11th, blaring audio recordings of Holocaust-denying tweets that have not been removed from Twitter.
(JTA) — Aaron Mostofsky, an Orthodox Jewish man who participated in the Capitol mob last week wearing fur pelts and a bulletproof vest, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Brooklyn January 12th.
(JTA) — Following other conservative pundits, Glenn Beck compared social media’s restrictions against disinformation and incitement to the Holocaust.
(JTA) — A Republican politician in the New York City borough of Staten Island has apologized for yelling “Heil Hitler” during an on-camera tirade at a protest last month.
(JTA) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate whose philanthropy had an unparalleled influence on American and Israeli politics and Jewish causes, has died at 87.
(JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League became the first major mainstream Jewish organization to call for Donald Trump’s removal from the presidency for his role in instigating an armed insurrection at the Capitol.
(JNS) An Israeli journalist was harassed by a protester supporting U.S. President Donald Trump outside the U.S. Capitol on January 5th as a mob surrounded the building—with some breaking into it—seeking to prevent Congress from tallying U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
(JTA) — In an impassioned video, Arnold Schwarzenegger said the deadly mob violence in the U.S. Capitol last week recalled Kristallnacht, the Nazi attack on Jews that is considered the beginning of the Holocaust.
(JTA) — The man who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing an anti-Semitic sweatshirt reading “Camp Auschwitz” has been identified as a 56-year-old Virginia man named Robert Keith Packer.
(JNS) Reversing course, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has ordered a U.S. aircraft carrier to remain in the Middle East due to Iranian threats against U.S. President Donald Trump and other U.S. government officials.
(JTA) — In a statement January 7th condemning the rioting at the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, the Republican Jewish Coalition recognized Joe Biden as president-elect 13 days before his inauguration.
(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 7th issued a strong condemnation of the attack on the U.S. Capitol ,calling it a “disgraceful act.”