(JNS) The Ohio Senate unanimously passed a bill on December 9th that would create the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.
(JTA) — After months of distanced learning, Sharon Levin was excited for her school to celebrate Lag b’Omer together on Friday with a day of outdoor activities.
(JTA) — Last year at this time, the message out of Jewish summer camps was one of doom and gloom.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel’s ambassador to the United States and the United Nations joined a number of his Arab counterparts in planting an olive tree at the United Arab Emirates Embassy, spotlighting environmental cooperation as part of the recent normalization of ties between Israel and sev…
WASHINGTON (JTA) — In the midst of a spate of mass shootings, top Jewish Democrats in the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives have reintroduced legislation named after a Jewish victim of the Parkland school shooting that would subject ammunition purchases to background checks.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — More than three-quarters of House members oppose placing any conditions on aid to Israel. They made the point clear in a letter sent Thursday to the body’s chief appropriators.
(JTA) — Clubhouse, the new audio-based social network, announced that it “shut down a number of rooms” in the wake of complaints about anti-Semitism.
(JTA) — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will deliver a prerecorded address to J Street’s annual conference, a signal of the determination among progressives to place the Palestinian issue at the forefront of U.S. policy,
(JTA) — An alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer who is accused of storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 is dangerous for Jews in his native New Jersey and should not be released from jail, prosecutors said.
(JTA) — It’s common practice in Jewish circles to wait until eight days after a baby boy is born before publicly sharing the baby’s name at the time of circumcision.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. resumed funding for UNRWA, the U.N. agency that administers to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, overturning Trump administration policy and drawing a rebuke from Israel’s government.
(JTA) — The Supreme Court extended a string of decisions overturning pandemic restrictions on religious gatherings, ruling Friday night that California’s restrictions on at-home gatherings unfairly limited religious freedom.
(JTA) — Meyers Leonard, the NBA player who was caught using an anti-Semitic slur online, will speak about his experiences following the incident with students at the University of Miami’s Hillel.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations are by their nature calls for accountability for atrocities past and present.
(JTA) — An annual survey from the Anti-Defamation League found that a quarter of American Jews have personally experienced anti-Semitism in the past five years, and that most American Jews have witnessed anti-Semitic comments targeting others.
(JNS) The student body at the University of Minnesota passed a referendum to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.
(JTA) — The current administration formally relaunched U.S. assistance to the Palestinians with fifteen million dollars in COVID relief.
(JNS) A Massachusetts high school fired its football coach on March 24th and is investigating the use of anti-Semitic language by the team during a recent game.
(JNS) More than thirteen hundred students and alumni of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have signed a petition urging the school to move the date of this year’s commencement ceremony, as it conflicts with the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.
(JTA) — A Capitol Police officer has been suspended after a copy of “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” an infamous anti-Semitic document, was found near his work area.
(JTA) — The restaurant signage went up on March 16th in Everett, Washington: The Soup Nazi Kitchen, a reference to the famous episode of “Seinfeld” that features the angry owner of a soup eatery.
(JTA) — After years of contention and revisions, California’s State Board of Education approved a curriculum meant to guide the state’s schools in teaching ethnic studies, an effort that sparked waves of criticism from Jewish groups.
(JTA) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia Republican who was censured by House colleagues for espousing conspiracy theories and what some consider anti-Semitic rhetoric, shared her restrictionist views on immigration with an Orthodox Jewish magazine.
(JNS) A proposed pro-Israel student organization plans to appeal a decision by New York’s Skidmore College to deny the club a trial period.
(JTA) — New York City’s Eisenberg’s deli, which had sold sandwiches and old-school Jewish dishes like egg creams and matzah ball soup since 1929, has closed.
(JTA) — A Brooklyn rabbi who had fled to Israel in 2010 to escape arrest on charges of sexually assaulting children was arraigned in a Brooklyn courthouse on March 11th.
(JTA) — A New York federal court has dismissed a one hundred and ten million dollar lawsuit against the New Israel Fund that accused the liberal group of violating U.S. tax laws in its funding for Israeli groups that advocate for social justice issues.
(JTA) — After successful lobbying by Orthodox Jewish groups and others, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tucked two point seven five billion dollars in aid for private schools into the one point nine trillion dollars pandemic rescue package.
(JTA) — Steven Spielberg’s newest project is on a subject that he’s quite familiar with: He will direct and co-write a movie loosely based on his childhood in Arizona, Deadline reported March 9th.
(JTA) — Hundreds of men crowded into a study hall in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn March 7th afternoon for the funeral of Yechezkel Roth, a Hasidic rabbi who lived in the neighborhood.
(JNS) The U.S. State Department said it “firmly opposes” the announcement by the International Criminal Court of the opening of its investigation into Israel and the Palestinians over war-crimes allegations.
(JTA) — NBC pulled an episode of the show “Nurses” that aired on the channel on Feb. 9, responding to pressure from Jewish groups that said it contained an anti-Semitic storyline about Orthodox Jews.
(JTA) — A nineteen-year-old from New Jersey admitted he coordinated members of the neo-Nazi group The Base in attacks on at least two Midwestern synagogues.
(JNS) The lawyer representing a student who attends Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., now under investigation by the school for anti-Semitic comments he made in a video praising the Holocaust, said the clip was meant to be satirical.
(JNS) Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was given the inaugural Global Leadership Award by the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) at its first annual summit on March 1st.
(JTA) — Frontier Airlines is facing accusations of anti-Semitism after videos circulated online of the airline kicking a Hasidic family off a plane because of violations over its mask requirements.
(JTA) — CPAC, the conservative political conference, has canceled the appearance of a speaker who has made several derogatory comments about Jews on social media.
(JTA) — Ferris State University, a public research school in Big Rapids, Michigan, fired a professor last week for using anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic and other inflammatory language on social media.
(JNS) Two teens were arrested after they were caught on camera February 24th morning toppling memorials dedicated to children killed during the Holocaust.
(JTA) — Merrick Garland turned emotional when asked February 22nd during his Senate confirmation hearing why he wanted to be the U.S. attorney general.
(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.