Jill Biden pays tribute to Jonathan Sacks at yeshiva fundraiser in Detroit

(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that consistently features American presidents, other...

Biden names Atlanta Jewish leader as envoy to UN Human Rights Council

(JTA) — President Joe Biden named a leader of the Atlanta Jewish community to the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that has been widely criticized as overly...

‘Holocaust was a scam’ projected on Swedish synagogue during international antisemitism conference

(JTA) — Swedish police are investigating how the words “the Holocaust was a scam” were projected onto the main synagogue in Malmö while that city was holding an international...

Amar’e Stoudemire — player, coach, kosher winemaker — adds ‘farmer’ to his list of...

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) — On an unusually hot day in mid-October, Amar’e Stoudemire stopped by the Union Square Greenmarket to meet New York basketball lovers and...

Israeli leaders mourn UK lawmaker killed in suspected terror attack

(October 17, 2021 / JNS) Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum sent their condolences to the family of British lawmaker Sir David Amess on Saturday, following his murder...

Groups express outrage over Texas educator’s suggestion for ‘opposing’ views on Holocaust

(October 15, 2021 / JNS) A school in Texas is being criticized after an official was heard telling teachers with books on the Holocaust in their classrooms to offer...

BDS proves once again that it’s all about the anti-Semitism

(October 12, 2021 / JNS) Irish novelist Sally Rooney thinks that she’s an advocate for human rights, and that prejudice and hate have nothing to do with her work...

‘I will protect you’: At Jewish museum, NY Gov. Hochul unveils $25M for nonprofit...

(JTA) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $25 million in grants to boost security at nonprofits threatened by hate crimes. Speaking at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower...

In TV interview, Ben & Jerry’s founders say accusations of antisemitism following West Bank...

(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...

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Jewish AG, declares candidacy for governor

(JTA) — Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania attorney general who made national headlines last year pushing back against attempts to reverse Joe Biden’s win in the state, is running for...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Park East Synagogue, a Modern Orthodox congregation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, fired its popular assistant rabbi after the longtime...

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(JTA) — The World Series is upon us, and there are likely more Jewish players in this year’s edition than there have been in...

Jill Biden pays tribute to Jonathan Sacks at yeshiva fundraiser in Detroit

(JTA) — First Lady Jill Biden gave the keynote speech Sunday at the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah annual fundraiser dinner in Detroit, a gala that...

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