Meet Ike Perlmutter, Trump’s Comic Book Hero — and Marvel’s CEO

Six things about Ike Perlmutter, and why Trump hailed him as “one of the great men of business” at his first press conference in six months?

Meet Franciso Salvador, the ‘Southern Paul Revere’ and First Jew Ever Elected in America

Long before 30-somethings Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump had the ear of President-elect Donald Trump, a 27-year-old became the first Jew to ever hold elected office in what would become the United States. Francis Salvador, who became a member of the South Carolina Provincial Congress on Jan. 11 in 1775, wouldn’t fit the typical profile…

Barack Obama’s Emotional Farewell to Americans — and Israelis

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Barack Obama got his kishkes back. The president, whose alleged aloofness was the signature flaw cited by his rivals, his critics and at times his friends, ended his presidency with an impassioned appeal for the preservation of democracy — his lower lip trembling, a tear streaking his cheek. For sure, Obama could be…

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Staten Island JCC Receives Bomb Threat, Defaced With Swastika

Police responded to the incident and did not find a bomb on site.

French Jews Mark Second Anniversary of Kosher Market Attack

While French Jews continue to feel a special threat from Islamists, security concerns at the Hyper Cacher have themselves eased.

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