(JTA) — Cleveland Browns kicker Greg Joseph attended a football-themed 5th birthday party at a local Jewish day school.
(JTA) — A Pennsylvania man reportedly has been arrested in connection with a fire in the home of a Brooklyn rabbi that investigators suspect was an arson attack.
(JTA) — Andrew Anglin, the founder of neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer, was ordered to pay $4.1 million in damages for having defamed a Muslim-American comedian.
(JNS) The U.S. Senate unanimously passed on Thursday a bipartisan resolution, introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), condemning anti-Semitism.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Within hours of his mother’s funeral, Rabbi Abba Cohen was driving from Baltimore to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. That night Cohen, together with his brother and sister, sat on a plane to Israel. The following day he would watch his mother being buried next to his fat…
(JTA) — The DC Dyke March is returning after a 12-year hiatus, with a new request: no “nationalist symbols” including flags and banners that represent “nations that have specific oppressive tendencies.”
(JTA) — A New Jersey public library has postponed a talk by the author of “P is for Palestine” after local community members objected.
(JNS) The head of U.S. Central Command, Gen. Frank McKenzie told reporters on Thursday that while Iran has decided to “step back and recalculate” whether to attack American assets in the Gulf, “I don’t actually believe the threat has diminished. I believe the threat is very real.”
(JNS) The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Williams College for possibly violating anti-discriminatory law over the student government rejecting a new pro-Israel group, Williams Initiative for Israel (WIFI), in an anonymous vote in April.
(JNS) The White House has invited some of President Donald Trump’s business allies to the economic summit scheduled for June 25-26 in Bahrain for the first part of the Trump administration’s highly-anticipated Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and the Palestinians.
BOSTON (JTA) — More than 350 people gathered for a rally against anti-Semitism and hate in Peabody, a city on Boston’s North Shore, after motorists shouted anti-Semitic slurs at two Chabad rabbis out walking on Shabbat.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Maryland suburb of Washington D.C. is screening an anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters as part of a free documentary series.
(JTA) — New York City’s info page on an ongoing measles outbreak could not be clearer: “Most of these cases have involved members of the Orthodox Jewish community,” it says.
(JTA) — The New York Times announced that it will no longer publish daily political cartoons in its international edition, in the wake of backlash over a cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered anti-Semitic.
(JTA) — Residents of San Francisco that live on the same street as a Holocaust memorial received anti-Semitic hate mail including a reading list of Holocaust denial titles.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walked back comments he shared with Jewish leaders saying that it was an “inaccurate” perception that the Trump administration’s peace proposal could be seen as one-sided toward Israel.
(JTA) – The number of hate crimes reported to the New York Police Department this year is nearly double the number reported in 2018 during the same period – and most incidents are anti-Semitic.
(JTA) — White House senior advisor Jared Kushner said in a televised interview that he hopes the Palestinians “over time can become capable of governing.”
(JTA) — Eric Greitens, the former Missouri governor who resigned amid a sex scandal, has told friends and supporters he is planning to deploy with the U.S. Navy to the Middle East in the fall, the Kansas City Star reported.
(May 23, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli-American Council (IAC) announced on Thursday business leader and longstanding philanthropist Naty Saidoff as its new chairman.
(JTA) — The Poway synagogue dedicated a new Torah scroll in honor of Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in a shooting attack last month at the San Diego-area synagogue.
(JTA) — An 11-year-old Tennessee girl who told her classmates to stop making the Nazi salute was sent to the principal’s office, her father said in a tweet in which he asked the public to send her messages of support.
(JTA) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members have reached a tentative settlement deal for $44 million with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, The Wall Street Journal reported.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A New Jersey man who allegedly wanted to shoot pro-Israel rallygoers and bomb Trump Tower was arrested for trying to provide support to Hamas.
(JNS) A letter signed by 85 religious, civil-rights and higher-education organizations was sent to University of Michigan president Mark Schlissel and provost Martin Philbert, applauding the university’s adoption of a Blue Ribbon Panel report stating that faculty should base decisions, such …
(JNS) Hillel International announced May 16 that Eric Fingerhut will be leaving as president and CEO for the Jewish Federations of North America in that same role.
(JNS) Chicago police are searching for a suspect who allegedly attempted to set fire at Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation in the Lakeview neighborhood on May 19 by leaving two Molotov cocktails, while throwing another at the adjacent Florence G. Heller Jewish Community Center.
(JTA) — Jews are being persecuted as disease carriers amid the outbreak of measles, a New York haredi Orthodox rabbi said at a symposium with leaders of the anti-vaccination movement attended by hundreds of haredim.
(JNS) U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said, May 15, that legislation to allow state and local governments the right to punish state or local contractors from boycotting Israel will go forward “in the relatively near future.”
(JTA) — Two senators have introduced bi-partisan legislation to give funds to synagogues, and other religious and cultural institution to help provide additional security against potential terrorist attacks.
(JNS) A Wisconsin high school is no longer permitting seniors to submit quotes to have placed under their photos after a quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler appeared in the recently released yearbook.
(JTA) — Elan Carr, the U.S. envoy against anti-Semitism, called legislation in some European countries limiting the ritual slaughter of animals and circumcision of boys a “disgraceful forced expulsion” of Jews.
(May 15, 2019 / JNS) John T. Earnest, the 19-year-old man charged with killing 60 year-old Lori Kaye and wounding three people in the Poway synagogue on April 27, pleaded not guilty to federal hate crimes on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (JTA) — A dozen rabbis from across the major denominations met with the publisher and editorial page editor of The New York Times regarding the anti-Semitic cartoon it published and its general coverage of Israel.
(JTA) — Louis Farrakhan punctuated a speech at a Chicago church May 9 with denials that he was anti-Semitic and an assertion that he was “here to separate the good Jews from the satanic Jews.”
(JTA) — Police in Brooklyn are investigating two unprovoked attacks on visibly Jewish men in the majority Hasidic neighborhood of Williamsburg.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump administration ended the practice in effect for more than two decades of waiving a law requiring the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts named the winner of a redesign competition for its Israeli Lounge.
(JTA) — Hundreds of students from Jewish day schools and yeshivas in Pennsylvania visited lawmakers in the state capitol to lobby for increased security funding for nonpublic schools and community institutions.
(JTA) — The president of Williams College criticized a decision by the student council not to recognize a pro-Israel campus group.
(JTA) — A Tennessee judge posted racist and anti-Semitic articles on his Facebook page, including one saying that Jews should “get the f**k over the Holocaust.”