Trump Adds Alan Dershowitz to His Impeachment Legal Team

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz will join President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team. “Professor Dershowitz will present oral arguments at the Senate trial to address the constitutional...

Agency for Jewish Groups Rejects Idea of Arming Laypeople in Shuls

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — If synagogues hire armed guards, they should be trained police officers, a top Jewish security agency says in a new report. Armed congregants who are not law...

Vandal Paints Swastika on Stairs of Nebraska Synagogue

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A man sprayed a swastika and racial epithets on the stairs and front door of a synagogue in Lincoln, Nebraska, then took a picture of his...

Students Gain Knowledge, Confidence Combating Hate on Campus – Pro-Israel students from 30 university campuses across the United States and Canada gathered last week in New York City for a three-day conference to learn about defending...

Poll: 7 of 10 Israelis Have Confidence in Trump, United States – About seven in 10 Israelis have confidence in President Donald Trump and, compared to other countries, Israel gave the United States the most favorable rating, according to...

Monsey Suspect Charged With Additional Hate Crimes

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that five additional federal hate-crime charges have been filed against the suspect behind the machete attack on Dec. 28 at a...

Hanukkah Machete Suspect Indicted on 6 Counts of Attempted Murder

The man accused of going on a machete rampage at the Monsey home of a Hasidic rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration was indicted on Friday on six counts of...

10 Ways American Jewish Life Changed in the 2010s

NEW YORK (JTA) — All of the gloom and doom that many in the Jewish community have felt toward the end of this decade should not obscure the fact...

US Appeals Court Voids 17-Year Sentence in NY Terrorism Case

A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday ordered the resentencing of a Staten Island man for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State and kill an FBI agent,...

OU Welcomes Increased Funding for Security at Nonprofits

  The Orthodox Union, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomed an agreement by Congressional leaders to increase to $90 million the funding for the federal Nonprofit Security Grant...
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By Malkie Hirsch Moshe’s birthday was January 23, 1979. I used to joke, once I got to know him better, that his birthday was so fitting...

‘Finding Your Roots’ Features Three Jewish Stories

(JTA) — The latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show “Finding Your Roots” was a lesson in Jewish history. Titled “Beyond the Pale” — a reference to...

A Year After Premiere of Who Will Write Our History, Nancy Spielberg Reflects

  By Michele Justic The last time 5TJT interviewed Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History had not yet made its grand premiere on International Holocaust...

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