Trump Campaign Launches Outreach Initiative to Jewish Voters – The re-election campaign of President Donald Trump launched a new initiative on Wednesday to target Jewish voters ahead of the Nov. 3 elections. The board of the “Jewish...

Ginsburg’s Death on Rosh Hashanah Significant for Some Jewish Americans

Just as many Jews in the United States were sitting down to a post-sunset Rosh Hashanah dinner on Friday, preparing to dip apples in honey to signal the sweetness...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87

BY SARAH WILDMAN WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died at 87. A fierce...

Trump, Biden Wish Jews ‘Shanah Tovah’ Ahead of Rosh Hashanah

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Friday sent the Jewish people their wishes for a “blessed start” to the High Holy Days, with Rosh Hashanah set to...

Woodcliff Lake Settles Lawsuit to Allow Chabad Shul to Expand

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A northern New Jersey suburb has reached an agreement to settle a federal lawsuit that accused it of improperly restricting an Orthodox Jewish congregation from expanding its...

Where the Voting Jews Are

(JTA) — About one-third of American Jews live in just 20 of the country’s congressional districts. Nearly half of those districts are in New York, and all but one...

Jewish Groups Mark 19th Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

Jewish groups around the world took part on Friday in commemorations marking the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations tweeted,...

California Governor Praises Israeli Firefighters Helping With Wildfire Battle

California’s governor has offered a fulsome tribute to a group of Israeli firefighters who rushed to the state to help their colleagues combat the nearly two dozen wildfires raging...

Pompeo Lands in Israel on First Leg of Mideast Trip to Sudan, Bahrain, UAE

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Israel on Monday morning as part of a region-wide trip that includes visits to Sudan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. “Looking...

Two Fires Extinguished at Portland Chabad Center

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Firefighters put out a large fire Wednesday at the Chabad Jewish Center in Portland, Oregon — the second at the building in five days. The building suffered...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

Cuomo: 10 ZIP Codes Account for 25% of New COVID Infections

Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

Simcha Is Essential. Drink Wine.

By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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