Jewish leaders are joining a push to get New York to fund security guards at religious schools, including yeshivas. The City Council overwhelmingly backs the $50 million plan but Mayor Bill de Blasio is non-committal and police say it’s not necessary.
A lengthy Catholic document, published in Latin after extensive theological debate, didn’t seem likely to overcome centuries of animosity with Jews. But despite some bumps in the road, Vatican II still looks like a game-changer — even 50 years later.
Right-wing mogul Sheldon Adelson has summoned pro-Israel activists for a closed-door meeting in Las Vegas to counter the wave of anti-Israel activity on college campuses.
For more than 100 years, Jewish immigrants to the Holy Land have been Hebraizing their names. But unlike other immigrant trends, this wasn’t about assimilation. It was about autonomy.
If you didn’t know that all of May is dedicated to Jews — well, you’re in good company. Nathan Guttman finds out why no one seems interested in our Heritage Month.