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 an independent report slammed the...

Pastor Calls Impeachment Effort a ‘Jew Coup’

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The effort to impeach President Donald Trump is a “Jew coup,” a Florida pastor known for his antisemitic conspiracy theories said. Rick Wiles also said during a broadcast Friday...

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...

Renewal of Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Includes Aid to Houses of Worship

An amendment to enhance security at synagogues and other houses of worship was added to a bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday to reauthorize the...

Jason Greenblatt Joins Republican Jewish Coalition Board

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s former top Middle East peace negotiator, will join the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition. The chief architect of the Trump administration’s...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Courtroom Arguments Due to Illness

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed courtroom arguments on Wednesday due to illness. She was not on the bench for oral arguments in two cases, NBC...

Trump Honors Army POW Who Defied Nazi Demand to ID Jewish Troops

In his remarks at the New York City Veterans Day parade Monday, President Donald Trump singled out in the audience 96-year-old former Staff Sgt. Lester Tanner, one of the Jewish World...

Rep. Elaine Luria Releases Video in Support of Trump Impeachment Inquiry

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., released a video explaining why she supports the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It’s a big deal because Luria is...

Two Firsts: New Virginia Speaker is Female and Jewish

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Virginia House of Delegates will have its first female and first Jewish speaker. The current minority leader, Democrat Eileen Filler-Corn, 55, of Fairfax County, Virginia, was...

Nita Lowey, Retiring After 32 Years in Congress, Recalls Her Jewish Legacy

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Nita Lowey, who is retiring after 32 years in Congress, fields a question about her legacy as a Jewish lawmaker. No trouble there — she talks...
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  Irresponsible Advice Dear Editor, I was extremely dismayed to read “Monsey Stabber: A Halachic Analysis” in the January 3 issue. The author, although insisting he was...

UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

Political Roundup: Nassau County Joins Climate Program

Nassau County Joins Climate Smart Communities Program Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky to announce Nassau County’s...

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