Trump Signs Anti-Genocide Act, Antisemitism Resolution Into Law

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed new bipartisan legislation committing the United States to preventing genocide, named in honor of Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize laureate Elie Wiesel. The...

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...

Florida’s Jewish Sheriff Suspended Over Parkland Shooting Response

(JTA) — Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, over his office’s response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. Desantis made the announcement on Friday evening during a...

Christian Zionist Lobby Makes Its Case to Washington’s Liberal Jews

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Christians United for Israel is no stranger in this city: It has become a key player in recent years in Congress’ passing of pro-Israel...

Guns Gaining Traction in Shuls

(JTA) — On an average Saturday morning at the Orthodox Ohel Tefillah synagogue in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, about 10 percent of the men carry a handgun. That number...

D.C. Synagogue Wheeled to Third, Hopefully Final Site

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The oldest synagogue in Washington, D.C., is on the move again — the third time in 50 years after spending nearly a century in its original...

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft to be Awarded Genesis Prize

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will be awarded the Genesis Prize, one of Israel’s top awards. Kraft, 77, will be given the honor for his longtime contributions to the...

Conference of Presidents Reprimands ZOA for Insulting Other Members

(JTA) — The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations issued a confidential warning to the Zionist Organization of America over its attacks on other member groups, the...

NJ Doubles School Security Funding to Yeshivahs

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday, doubling security funding for nonpublic schools, including Jewish ones. The legislation, passed unanimously in the state legislature last...

Sanders, Tlaib Decry Latest Anti-BDS Bill

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Bernie Sanders said it was “absurd” for Republicans to introduce as the Senate’s first bill of this Congress a measure that would protect...

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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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