Kamala Harris ‘strongly disagrees’ with student who said Israel was carrying out ethnic genocide

WASHINGTON (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...

These Jewish NYC schoolteachers want a religious exemption from the city’s vaccine mandate

  (JTA) — When Rivka Taub Rivera decided to apply for a religious exemption to New York City’s vaccine mandate for teachers, she didn’t turn to the rabbis of Borough...

Auschwitz museum hit with antisemitic graffiti

(JTA) — Police in Poland are investigating antisemitic vandalism at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Spray-painted slogans in English and German, some of them “antisemitic in nature,” were found on...

UK professor who called Jewish students ‘pawns’ of Israel fired over comments

(JTA) — A professor at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom was fired Friday over his past comments about Jews and Israel. In remarks during a lecture in...

Iron Dome, 420–9

By Larry Gordon Last week’s vote in the House of Representatives was a confluence of several dramatic events that at the end of the process demonstrated the extent to which...

Aisav’s Tears and AOC’s Tears

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com The headlines blasted how in today’s vote on Iron Dome funding – which passed 420-9, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) both cried and changed her vote. Most...

Ukraine passes law banning antisemitism

(JTA) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law stating that “antisemitism and its manifestations are banned” in that country. The law, which passed on Wednesday thanks to a majority of...

House overwhelmingly approves Iron Dome funding

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved an extra $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system, following a pushback effort from Israel-critical progressives...

A rally in DC with echoes of Jan. 6 has Jewish officials on high...

(JTA) — On the surface, a rally in Washington, D.C. planned for Saturday sounds like it will have echoes of Jan. 6. The “Justice for J6” rally, which is being...

Report: US to freeze $130 million of Egyptian military aid over human-rights abuses

(September 14, 2021 / JNS) The United States is withholding $130 million worth of military aid to Egypt in order to pressure it to improve human rights, said two...
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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) — 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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