(JTA) — Vandals broke glass windows, smashed furniture, and painted graffiti on the walls of Mexico City’s Agudas Ajim synagogue in two separate attacks. The attackers used red paint simulating blood to write the word “perros,” which means dogs, and the letter “A” for anarchy, in last week’s incidents. The vandalism occurred after local…23
But as soon Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz shot to the top of the donor list, with $35 million given to Hillary Clinton and allies, party officials fear he might abandon the scene after November’s presidential election, according to a report in Politico.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli national theater, Habima, will perform in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, sparking protests on social media by academics and artists. The November 10 performance of “A Simple Story,” a play based on a Hebrew short novel by 1966 Nobel Prize winner S.Y. Agnon, reportedly will be the first…13
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli civilian doing maintenance work on the border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and injured. The bullet fired at noon on Tuesday came from Egypt, but it is not known who fired it, the IDF said. The man was doing maintenance work for a civilian contractor on the border…
Baltimore has a rich Jewish that stretches back to the colonial era. Next month will mark a milestone in that history as the Maryland town elects its first Orthodox Jew, Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer, to the City Council.
Hollywood billionaire and major Hillary Clinton donor Haim Saban was told that his views on screening Muslim refugees were “not consistent” with the Democratic presidential candidate’s position following an interview in which he advocated “more scrutiny” of Muslims after the 2015 Paris terror attacks.42
An Orthodox Brooklyn yeshiva has agreed to pay two of its former students $2.1 million for alleged sexual molestation they suffered at age six from a senior rabbi on the school’s faculty—the first known case of such a settlement by a Jewish day school.7
Speaking to Florida Jews, Bill Clinton challenged his audience to remember the religious mandate to repair the world, and urged his listeners to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton.9
Many writers might give their right arm to be paid almost $1 million to deliver a lecture. But Bob Dylan’s silence since he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature might mean he never sees the award money.4
(JTA) — The mayor of a district of Budapest unveiled a bust of the Jewish-American philosopher Hannah Arendt at an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Laszlo Hajdu, mayor of Budapest’s 15th District and a politician for the Democratic Coalition, a left-wing opposition party, unveiled the bust on Thursday at a…6
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