Rep. Brad Schneider Fights BDS, Antisemitism for Illinois

JNS.org – Democratic Rep. Brad Schneider has been in Congress, serving Illinois’s 10th Congressional District since Jan. 3, 2017, when he returned after winning back his seat the previous...

Polish Jewish History Museum Chooses New Director

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — Poland’s Jewish history museum has chosen a new director, ending the controversy over its leadership. The Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews has...

NCJW Leads Push to Pass National Bill Protecting Abortions

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — More than 50 faith-based organizations published a letter spearheaded by the National Council of Jewish Women calling on Congress to pass a bill that would protect...

Jews Still Feel Unsafe 2 Years After Parkland Shooting

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN PARKLAND, Fla. (JTA) — It was during Zoey Fox-Snider’s sophomore year that a gunman entered her campus at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School here. The 17-year-old remembers the fire...

University of Illinois Rejects Student Government’s BDS Resolution

JNS.org – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) rejected a BDS resolution passed by the student government in the early hours on Thursday morning. “Illinois Student Government (ISG) is...

Judge Denounced for Antisemitic Remark at LI Student Robotics Contest

The organizers of a Long Island student robotics contest have denounced a volunteer judge who was filmed uttering an antisemitic remark during last weekend’s competition. “What was said is disgraceful...

Israel Asks to Take Citizens Off Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s foreign minister asked his Japanese counterpart to allow Israeli passengers on a cruise liner docked in Tokyo Bay in quarantine due to the deadly...

Steven Spielberg’s film Company Buys Rights to Novel on Arab-Israeli Conflict

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Steven Spielberg’s film production company has acquired the rights to a soon-to-be published novel about the unlikely friendship between an Israeli father and a Palestinian father...

Israel Takes Settlement Blacklist Fight to UNHRC

JNS.org – Following Wednesday’s release by the United Nations of a blacklist of companies connected to Israeli settlements, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has asked the country’s US consulates to reach...

Jussie Smollett Indicted Again Over False Reports of Hate Crime

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor who had charges dropped last year for lying to police about a racist and homophobic attack, has been indicted by a...
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SKA Students PAUSE for Speech

  The week of February 4 was designated as PAUSE — Pausing and Understanding Speech’s Effect — Week at the Stella K. Abraham High School...

SKA Students Embrace Opportunities for Friendship

Ninth graders at  the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls had a great time “painting the night” on motzaei Shabbat, February 8. Led...

Three Israelis Aboard Cruise Ship Test Positive for Coronavirus

THE JERUSALEM POST -- An Israeli couple who had been traveling aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship were diagnosed with coronavirus on Sunday morning and are...

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