(JNS) The Ohio Senate unanimously passed a bill on December 9th that would create the Holocaust and Genocide Memorial and Education Commission.
(JTA) Professor Joshua Angrist, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with dual Israeli-American citizenship, was named one of three winners of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on how public policy developments impact society.
(JNS) A recent panel discussion hosted by the San Diego County Democratic Party (SDCDP) Central Committee featured panelists who promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and the “demonization of Israel,” revealed the San Diego chapter of StandWithUs.
(JNS) Hillel International has teamed up with the Anti-Defamation League and the Secure Community Network to launch an online portal where college students can report anti-Semitic incidents on their campus and receive immediate support.
(JTA) In an interview that aired on HBO, both of the founders of the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand reiterated that they stand behind the company’s decision to stop selling their products in the West Bank.
(JTA) After months of controversy and tens of thousands of public comments, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed off on legislation that eventually will require students to pass at least one course in ethnic studies in order to graduate from California high schools.
(JTA) New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced twenty-five million USD in grants to boost security at nonprofits threatened by hate crimes.
(JTA) Vice President Kamala Harris “strongly disagrees” with a university student who told her that Israel was carrying out “ethnic genocide,” her office said, pushing back against claims that she encouraged the student’s view.
(JTA) David Julius, a professor of physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, whose grandparents fled antisemitism in Czarist Russia, was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on Monday, October 4th.
(JNS) U.S. chief medical adviser Dr. Antony Fauci has said that the United States will be looking at Israeli data on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to clarify the level of risk involved in administering them to citizens under the age of 65.
(JTA) The first thing Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said, facing a room full of the leaders of the American Jewish community: “I wish my mom were here.”
(JNS) The leader of a neo-Nazi group called the Atomwaffen Division, also known as the National Socialist Order, was convicted in U.S. District Court in Seattle of five federal felonies for threatening journalists and Jewish people connected to the Anti-Defamation League, announced the U.S. …
(JTA) In a contentious meeting last week, the Seattle City Council narrowly voted down legislation that would have prohibited the city’s police department from conducting training with Israeli forces.
(JTA) Two men involved in a brawl at a Los Angeles restaurant in May, whose viral footage was widely viewed as an example of rising antisemitism during the recent conflict in Israel and Gaza, now face hate crimes and assault charges.
(JNS) Los Angeles Police are looking for a man who attempted to run over a group of Jewish women and girls outside of a synagogue on Wednesday evening the 22nd.
(JNS) The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an extra one billion USD in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, following a pushback effort from Israel-critical progressives that had limited reach.
(JNS) The Hillel of San Diego has started construction on a new Jewish center across from the University of California San Diego campus after facing several lawsuits that challenged the project.
(JNS) The executive director of American Muslims for Palestine said in an interview last week that Israel is a parasite that sucks America’s blood, and that accusations of anti-Semitism “are no longer influential.”
(JNS) A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill on the 23rd that calls on the European Union to fully designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.
(JTA) — Zebulon Simantov, who was the last Jew living in Afghanistan, granted his wife a Jewish ritual divorce after refusing to do so for decades, according to reports.
(JTA) The Secure Community Network, which coordinates security for Jewish institutions nationwide, has opened a command center in Chicago to monitor antisemitic threats.
(JNS) Netflix is bringing back “My Unorthodox Life,” the reality series about a formerly Orthodox fashion mogul and her family, the streaming giant announced.
(JNS) Some people take the commandment to beautify a mitzvah very seriously indeed, especially when it comes to their sukkah.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Wrapping up the feel-good-fest that marked the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords, the normalization agreements between Israel and four Arabs states, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave a shout-out to the big guy who started it all.
(JTA) — A survey of members of AEPi and AEPhi, the most prominent national Jewish fraternity and sorority, found that large numbers of respondents have experienced antisemitism on campus.
(JNS) The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) bid farewell last week to its longtime senior fellow Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Herzog, who was recently appointed Israeli’s Ambassador to the United States. Participating in the event were former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, retired Supre…
(JTA) — The man who opened fire on a synagogue in Poway, California in 2019, killing one and injuring three, has pleaded guilty to a 113-count federal hate crime indictment.
(JNS) New Jersey is poised to become the latest state to divest from the British Unilever company over Ben & Jerry’s decision this summer to boycott selling its products in the West Bank and parts of Jerusalem.
(JTA) A congressional letter backed by Muslim and Jewish groups is urging the federal government to make kosher and halal meat available to observant Jews and Muslims through an emergency food program.
(JTA) Lee Zeldin, the prominent Jewish Republican congressman who is running for New York governor, announced that he is in remission from leukemia but will continue his campaign.
(JNS) Allan Englander usually commemorates Sept. 11 at the Tribeca Synagogue, where he was having breakfast after morning minyan that Tuesday in 2001 when he heard a plane had hit the World Trade Center. “We didn’t believe it at first—somebody called in, and we all rushed out and ran to the …
(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.
(JNS) Tufts University Police Department has launched an investigation after a student reported that the mezuzah affixed to his dorm room was stolen on Sept. 4.
(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.
(JNS) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is moving forward with a controversial class in the fall semester that is being taught by an anti-Israel professor despite concerns from Jewish and pro-Israel groups.
(JNS) The tombstone of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was unveiled days before the first anniversary of her death on Sept. 18.
(JNS) Representatives of multiple Jewish denominations in the United States expressed disapproval of a new law in Texas that makes it nearly impossible for a woman to receive an abortion in the state, especially after the sixth week of pregnancy.
(JNS) 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.
(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 seventy of his co-workers sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanding his dismissal.
(JNS) The latest FBI report on hate crimes shows that the number of incidents continues to rise year to year in the U.S., with seven thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine total hate crimes reported in 2020 as compared to seven thousand five hundred and seventeen in 2019.”
(JNS) A public library system in Philadelphia is promising to make operational changes after drawing criticism for what some community members are considering an effort to indoctrinate children and parents against Israel through books, videos and resource links that show a biased pro-Palesti…
(JTA) In a Rosh Hashanah call September second, 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 nominee for antisemitism monitor, Deborah Lipstadt.