Kiryas Joel Becomes Official New York Town

(JTA) — The Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel in New York became what is said to be the first official haredi Orthodox town in the United States. Kiryas Joel became...

Bipartisan Bill Would Elevate Status of Special Envoy on Antisemitism – A bipartisan bill to elevate the status of the US special envoy on antisemitism was reintroduced on Thursday as the 116th Congress commenced. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) proposed again...

Michigan Congresswoman Tlaib Displays Map With Israel Replaced by ‘Palestine’

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) displayed a Middle East map in her office with a note posted over Israel that reads “Palestine.” Buzzfeed reporter Hannah Allam posted on Twitter, “Someone has...

Bryant Johnson Keeps All 3 Jewish Supreme Court Justices Healthy

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bryant Johnson says pressure creates diamonds, and I think I just upped the carat level. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer did not know that his...

New Orleans Women’s March Latest to Be Scrapped for Antisemitism

The New Orleans Women’s March has been canceled with its chapter citing “several issues,” one being antisemitism within the national movement. Marches are scheduled nationwide for Jan. 19. “Many of the...

Elizabeth Warren Pledges Salary to HIAS During Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Days after launching a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged her salary to HIAS, the Jewish immigration advocacy group, as long...

Tennessee’s Tim Burchett: Ready to Put His Experience to Work

Editor’s Note: A number of incoming members of Congress, including those in the upcoming Democratic House majority, will bring new faces to the Jewish and pro-Israel community. JNS will...

Five Biggest American Jewish News Stories of 2018

From triumph to tragedy, 2018 was a busy year for American Jewry. Take a look at what JNS is naming the top five stories of the year. 1. Pittsburgh synagogue...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Working in the Hospital Following Cancer Surgery

(JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has resumed working even before being released from the hospital following cancer surgery, The Associated Press reported Monday. Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery last week to...

Congress Passes Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act 

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Bipartisan legislation named for the late Elie Wiesel that aims to improve the U.S. response to emerging or potential genocides is expected to be signed into...

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RBG Film Nominated for Academy Award

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — “RBG,” about the life and impact of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, received an Academy Award nomination for best documentary...

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...

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