How Omar’s Jewish Communications Director Helps Her Weather the Firestorm

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Almost as soon as a conference call started between Ilhan Omar, the controversial congresswoman, and Jewish community leaders, Hadar Susskind recognized a familiar voice. “I...

NYC Councilman Who Tweeted ‘Palestine Does Not Exist’ Loses Committee Seat

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Kalman Yeger, a New York City councilman, lost his seat on the City Council’s Immigration Committee for tweeting “Palestine does not exist.” Kalman Yeger@KalmanYeger Palestine does not...

Ohio Congressman Asks DOJ to Track Antisemitic Crimes

U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-Ohio) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday, asking the agency to monitor any increase in antisemitic hate crimes. “As Members of...

Why Orthodox Communities Are More Susceptible to Measles Outbreaks

(JTA) — Rabbi Mordechai Shain isn’t sure about vaccines. Almost all of the 400 kids in the school he runs, from 3 months old to eighth-grade teens, are vaccinated. About...

Why Would Anyone Do That to a Bagel?

(JTA) — The bread-sliced bagel was an accident. That’s what the former co-owner of Panera, Doron Berger, told me Thursday night. We talked on the phone more than 24 hours...

Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Reintroduced in House

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) reintroduced the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act last week, which would require the Department of Education to adopt the State Department’s definition of...

New Jersey Woman Found Dead in South Carolina

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The body of a missing University of South Carolina student was found in a wooded area about 90 miles from Columbia, S.C., where she mistakenly...

Conspirator in Brooklyn Real-Estate Magnate’s Murder Gets 7 Years

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ   (JTA) — A co-conspirator in the murder of a Brooklyn developer was sentenced to a maximum of seven years in prison for his actions. Kendall Felix, who pleaded guilty to...

Former US, Israeli Defense Officials Clash Over Duty of AIPAC

The 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference that wrapped up on Tuesday grappled with growing Jewish tensions over the organization and other Jewish groups’ stances on a number of important issues,...

Analysis: AIPAC Tries to Define Where It Stands

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The American Israel Public Affairs Committee wants you to know it will not be silenced. “When they try to silence us, we speak up, and...
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Mnuchin to Lead U.S. Delegation to Auschwitz for 75th Anniversary

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will lead the U.S. delegation to Poland for the ceremonies surrounding the 75th anniversary of the...

Moroccan King’s Visit to Jewish Center Hailed by Community Leaders

The king of Morocco this week visited a center dedicated to the heritage of Moroccan Jews where he received a blessing from the chief...

SKA Reunion in Israel

  The annual Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls Israel alumnae reunion is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. At the...

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