Suspect in Shooting Outside Miami Synagogue Charged With Hate Crime

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A man arrested last month in the shooting of 68-year-old Yosef (Warren) Lifshutz outside a synagogue in Miami, Florida, was charged with a hate crime. Carlints St. Louis,...

Brooklyn Jews Urge Action on Antisemitic Attacks

Esther Gopin is fearful to go out in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she’s lived her whole life. Many of her friends who feel the same...

NYT Report Prompts Instagram to Confront Antisemitic Hashtags

  (JTA) — Instagram removed two antisemitic hashtags after a New York Times report showed that the social media site was home to thousands of hateful posts. The Facebook-owned site deleted...

Another NJ City Council Member Uses ‘Jew’ As Verb During Talks

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The president of the City Council in Trenton, New Jersey, allegedly used the term “Jew her down” during a closed-door meeting to describe the settlement at...

Holocaust Historian Leaves Young Israel Over Support for Netanyahu, Extreme Right Party

(JTA) — Deborah Lipstadt, the prominent Holocaust historian, is resigning her membership in her local synagogue because it belongs to a movement that defended an Israeli political deal with...

Mel Gibson to Play ‘Rothchild’ in Upcoming Film

By GABE FRIEDMAN - JTA Shia LaBeouf and Mel Gibson will star in “Rothchild,” a dark comedy about New York’s super rich. LaBeouf plays Becket Rothchild, who was cast out from the family. As...

Omar, Tlaib Criticized for Sharing Antisemitic Cartoon

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other Jewish groups have criticized Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for sharing a cartoon on Instagram on Aug. 16. The cartoon shows...

Fliers in Massachusetts Declare Holocaust ‘Fake News’

BOSTON (JTA) — Two antisemitic fliers denying the Holocaust were posted at a Massachusetts synagogue, with reports of similar incidents at synagogues in two other states. Police are investigating what...

Father-in-Law of Hasidic Singer Hit in Head With Brick in Crown Heights

BY LAURA E. ADKINS NEW YORK (JTA) — A 64-year-old rabbi, the father-in-law of popular Hasidic singer Benny Friedman, was hit in the head by a stone brick thrown at...

NJ Councilman Uses Term ‘Jew Us Down’ to Criticize Developers

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A city councilman in Paterson, New Jersey, used the term “Jew us down” at a public meeting to criticize developers looking to buy land for less...
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More Than 2,500 Expected at OU Learning Event at Citi Field

Leading rabbinic scholars, educators and Jewish communal leaders will be featured on Sunday at the Orthodox Union’s third annual Torah New York at Citi...

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On Sunday, September 15, the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach hosted a back-to-school color run and carnival to start the school year off with...

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    Many of the HANC students have been inspired by the life story of Rabbi Yitzy Hurwitz. Rabbi Hurwitz is a Chabad rabbi living in...

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