Supreme Court: State Scholarship Program Cannot Exclude Religious Schools

  (JTA) – For Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups, the last day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 session brought a big win. On Tuesday, the high court handed school voucher proponents...

Supreme Court Ruling Could Force US Aid Recipients to Back American Policy on Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision released Monday in a case about NGOs, HIV-AIDS funding and prostitution could force U.S. aid recipients to comply with American...

Synagogues Support Removal of Memorial for Confederacy’s Most Prominent Jew

BY GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Amid the nationwide movement to take down memorials to Confederacy figures, two Charlotte synagogues are calling for the removal of a downtown monument to Judah Benjamin, a...

Man Indicted for Attempted Arson at Jewish Retirement Home

A Massachusetts man suspected of attempted arson attack at a Jewish retirement home was indicted on federal charges on Tuesday. Prosecutors allege that 36-year-old John Michael Rathbun tried but failed...

COVID-19 Surges 25% in U.S. Last Week; NY Cases Still Dropping

The United States saw a 25% increase in new cases of COVID-19 in the week ended June 21 compared to the previous seven days, with Arizona, Florida and Texas...

Facebook Takes Down Trump Ads Over ‘Organized Hate’ Policy

Facebook said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate. The ads showed a...

California Fountain Dedicated to Holocaust Survivors Smashed

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A fountain dedicated to Holocaust survivors that also was used for ritual hand-washing inside a California cemetery was toppled and smashed. Police are investigating the incident at...

Ohio Jewish Health Department Director Who Faced Antisemitism Resigns

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Amy Acton, the Jewish Department of Health director in Ohio who came under fire for the stay-at-home orders to stem the coronavirus crisis, including armed protesters...

Other Side of the Bench: Knee-Jerk Reactions

  In the summer of 1973, after I graduated from the local Hebrew day school in Columbus, Ohio, my mother thought it would be a good idea for me to...

Jewish Cemetery in New Orleans Vandalized With Nazi Graffiti

The New Orleans Police Department said on Tuesday that patrols would be boosted around synagogues and other Jewish institutions after a local cemetery was vandalized with swastikas and a...
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  By Dr. Gila Jedwab, DMD A friend of mine who lives in Israel messaged me on Facebook. She said that she went to pray at...

COVID-19 Update From Rabbi Aaron Glatt, MD

COVID-19 Update July 2, 2020 I am very sad to report we have seen an uptick in COVID-19 cases. Nassau County was down to 25 cases...

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