YAFFED’s Yeshiva Oversight Suit Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Rockland County-based education advocacy group challenging the constitutionality of a newly amended state law that advocates say relaxed academic standards...

Update on Legal Process Against Anti-Israel Disruptions at UCLA, UCI

News Analysis By Edwin Black Organized disruptors — both students and non-students — who shut down a pro-Israel gathering at University of California Los Angeles in May 2018 might not...

Jewish Community Needs to be Protected, Ocasio-Cortez Says

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the Jewish community needs to be protected against its concerns about antisemitism coming from the White House. In an interview...

Forward Ending Print Edition, Laying Off 40 Percent of Staff

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — The Forward, one of the most renowned and longest-running Jewish publications in the United States, will be ceasing its print edition and laying off its...

Michigan Congresswoman Tlaib Displays Map With Israel Replaced by ‘Palestine’

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) displayed a Middle East map in her office with a note posted over Israel that reads “Palestine.” Buzzfeed reporter Hannah Allam posted on Twitter, “Someone has...

Rep. King Under Fire for ‘White Supremacist’ Comments

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the Republican minority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Iowa Republican Steve King will face consequences for wondering why...

Chris Christie Accuses Jared Kushner of Political Revenge

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has accused Jared Kushner of carrying out a political “hit job” on him as revenge for prosecuting his father...

Hillel: Sexual Harassment Claims Against Some Donors ‘Justified’

(JTA) — Hillel International has issued a confidential statement to its professional staff and board of directors about an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations against some donors. The statement said...

Brooklyn Rabbi Addresses Growing Concern About Antisemitic Violence

Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn are increasingly concerned about walking the streets following the latest assault on a Jewish man in Williamsburg this past Shabbat, a prominent leader of the community told The Algemeiner...

Timeline of Women’s March Antisemitism Controversies

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Women's March is over. Once a robust sign of renewal, backlash over antisemitism and other conflicts cut deep into the march's core. Local chapters...

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Real Clear Daf: Are Eggs From Treifah Chicken Kosher?

We discussed this question on Thursday’s daf (58a). Ameimar there teaches that it depends on when the eggs formed. Eggs that formed before the...

Pompeo: Peace Plan to be Released After Israeli Elections

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Tuesday that the highly anticipated Trump administration’s peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians — referred...

Ilhan Omar: 2012 Tweet About Israel Was ‘Offensive and Unfortunate’

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Ilhan Omar disavowed a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had “hypnotized” the world, saying the term...

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