Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I’m Descended From Sephardic Jews

(JTA) — Incoming progressive Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced at a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony that she is descended from Sephardic Jews who fled to Puerto Rico during the Spanish...

Trump Highlights Iran Deal, Battling Antisemitism on Pre-Holiday Call

In the annual call on Friday ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday between Jewish communal leaders and the president of the United States, U.S. President Donald Trump recalled a...

Former WH Staffer: Soros Scapegoating a Repeat of Antisemitic Tropes

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Fiona Hill, a former White House senior staffer providing key testimony in congressional hearings to impeach President Donald Trump, likened a right-wing narrative casting liberal Jewish...

UC Davis Jewish Groups Say Hate Incidents Are Ignored

(JTA) — Jewish groups at the University of California, Davis, said in a letter to the school’s chancellor that hate incidents are “continuously being swept under the rug.” The letter came a...

9/11: The Evil and the Humanity

by Josh Greenberger What really happened on 9/11? Why weren't any of the highjacked planes stopped? And did any good come out of this tragedy? The flight from Boston was only...

Judges: Gender Segregated Pool Hours at Lakewood, NJ Condo Unlawful

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit found on Monday that a condominium’s sex-segregated pool time policy in the heavily dominated New Jersey neighborhood of Lakewood discriminated...

Columbia Students Accuse Anti-Zionist Groups of ‘Silencing’ Opposing Voices

The Columbia University campus. Photo: Columbia. Pro-Israel students at Columbia University in New York have called for disciplinary action against anti-Zionist groups on campus, which they accuse of systematically violating...

Jewish Man, Teen Son Stabbed Outside Brooklyn Synagogue

(JTA) — A Jewish man and his teenage son were seriously wounded when they were stabbed with a box cutter outside a synagogue in Brooklyn. The father, 45, and his...

Saving Memorial Objects From Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Site

PITTSBURGH (JTA) — Eric Lidji remembers people leaving objects in sets of 11. Eleven white feathers. Eleven Jewish stars. Eleven egg-shaped sculptures. But mostly, Lidji remembers the stones — some 2,000...

Jewish Institutions Affected by California Wildfires – Up and down the state of California, synagogues, Hebrew schools and Jewish residents are dealing with effects of wildfires that have consumed tens of thousands of acres...
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Tufts to Remove Sackler Name From Buildings, Programs

  (JTA) — Tufts University will remove the Sackler name from several buildings and programs on its medical campus. The decision announced on Thursday came after...

London Police Release Images From Attack on Visiting Rabbi

(JTA) — London police have released images from a video of an attack on a rabbi. The images, taken from a security camera recording of...

France to Create Hate Crimes Office After Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The French government said it will establish a hate crimes office in the wake of the vandalization of more than 100...

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