Capitol Rioter in ‘Camp Auschwitz’ Sweatshirt Identified

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — The man who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing an antisemitic sweatshirt reading “Camp Auschwitz” has been identified as a 56-year-old Virginia man named Robert Keith Packer. CNN...

Guide to Hate Symbols on Display at Wednesday’s Capitol Riot

(JTA) — The sweatshirt, spotted amid the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, seemed designed to provoke fear. “Camp Auschwitz,” it read, along with the message “Work brings freedom” — a...

Son of Jewish Judge Joined Capitol Riot

(JTA) — The son of a New York judge and former president of the National Council of Young Israel, an Orthodox synagogue association that has been outspokenly pro-Trump, was among...

Orthodox Faithful Write Off Seriousness of Capitol Attack

By Shira Hanau On Wednesday, some Orthodox Jews took their support for Trump to the next level, traveling to Washington to participate in the Trump rally that turned into a...

Jewish Lawmakers Under Siege in Congress Give Personal Accounts

(JTA) — It’s been a day unlike any in modern American history: An armed mob broke through police into the U.S. Capitol building, vandalizing offices and taking over the...

Three New Jewish Legislators Sworn In As Members of 117th Congress

Three new members of the Jewish congressional caucus were sworn in as the 117th Congress commenced on Sunday. Reps. Sara Jacobs (D-Calif.), Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.) and Kathy Manning (D-N.C.) were...

Jonathan Pollard Arrives in Israel 35 Years After Arrest for Spying

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — Some 35 years after his arrest for spying for Israel, Jonathan Pollard arrived in the country with the intention of staying there. Pollard and his wife Esther...

150 House Democrats Sign Letter Backing Reentry into Iran Deal

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — A letter backing President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to reenter the Iran nuclear deal without any new conditions has garnered 150 signatures from House Democrats —...

Nonprofits Can Apply for New Round of Payroll Protection Funds

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Nearly a third of the $900 billion Congress is set to approve in a pandemic relief will go to a new round of payroll protection, and...

Trump Names Giuliani’s Son, 2 Aides to Holocaust Museum Council

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump named three White House aides to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, including the son of his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on Wednesday. Along with...
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(JTA) — A new episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that aired Tuesday focused on Amar’e Stoudemire and the retired NBA star’s...

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(JTA) — Israel announced a temporarily entry ban for foreigners arriving from Africa following the detection of a resistant coronavirus variant that is sparking...

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By Malkie Gordon Hirsch As I watched his little form make its way to the back of the school building to the location of the...

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