California Board of Ed Scraps Offensive Ethnic-Studies Curriculum

The California Board of Education has announced it will scrap its current draft ethnic-studies curriculum and develop a new model curriculum following outrage by California lawmakers, activists and Jewish...

40 Jews Arrested in NYC During Protest of Amazon’s Ties With ICE

NEW YORK (JTA) — Forty Jews were arrested at a New York City protest against Amazon’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sunday’s protest was one of more than 50...

AG Barr Fires Warden of Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died

US Attorney General William Barr ordered the removal of the warden at the federal jail where financierJeffrey Epstein was found dead in an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on...

San Francisco-Area Synagogue Fire Destroys Building

A fire badly damaged the exterior of the Chabad of the Tri-Valley in Pleasanton, California, in the early morning hours on Friday, right before Tisha B’Av, the holiday mourning the...

Report: New York Coroner ‘Confident’ Epstein’s Death Was Suicide

New York City’s chief medical examiner is confident Jeffrey Epstein died by hanging himself in the jail cell where he was being held without bail on sex-trafficking charges, but...

Beth Din of America Launches Blog to Clarify Rabbinical Court Process

The Beth Din of America, widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish religious courts in North America, has launched a blog dedicated to explaining the rabbinical court process...

Man Arrested for Plan to Bomb Las Vegas Synagogue

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A man from Las Vegas, Nevada, who works as a security guard was arrested and charged with plans to bomb a local synagogue or a...

CNN Photo Editor Quits After Antisemitic Tweets Surface

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — A CNN photo editor resigned and apologized after some antisemitic tweets he made in 2011 were discovered. Mohammed Elshamy, a 25-year-old former photojournalist with the Anadolu...

Americans Like Jews, Don’t Know Much About Judaism

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — U.S. Jews know more about religion in general than their non-Jewish neighbors, a new survey shows. Americans who are not Jewish, meanwhile, don’t know a lot...
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Assemblyman Dov Hikind Will Not Seek Reelection

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) announced Wednesday morning that he will not be seeking another term of office. The announcement was part of a short video that...
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