On the long walk to the New York City Women’s March with the Upper West Side Jewish contingent, it was hard to find someone who had been to a protest rally in the past decade.
For observant Jews, the protest, planned for a Saturday, posed particular challenges.
Donald Trump’s inaugural speech, tipped with a promise to put “America First,” was a verbal shrug to Jewish groups who pointed out its anti-Semitic connotations. But most leaders in Jewish organizations were cautious in their response to Trump’s Friday address.
Simon Weisenthal Center founder Rabbi Marvin Hier delivered a benediction at President Donald Trump’s inaugural ceremony, just moments after Trump employed a slogan in his address that was made famous by a 1940s-era anti-Semitic organization.
Jewish casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam Adelson, have great seats at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Senator Bernie Sanders exhorted his supporters to continue to “fight back” in a Friday morning Twitter video.
Across the country, the wave of empty bomb threats that hit 27 JCC’s on Wednesday were a frightening reminder of a new business as usual. The threats came just days after a similar wave last week hit 16 JCC’s in a single day.
In the midst of a stormy confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, Minnesota Senator Al Franken left the nominee speechless with attacks on her suitability for the position.
Whitefish will approve future applications from an online neo-Nazi group to hold an anti-Jewish march in the city.
Brooklyn activists filled a Park Slope synagogue January 16 to organize opposition to the incoming Donald Trump administration.