(JTA) — A letter signed by 43 rabbis in Texas called on the state’s Gov. Greg Abbot to remain in the United States refugee resettlement program. “At this moment, with the number of refugees and displaced persons at its highest in recorded history, it is more important than ever for Texas to protect and welcome…6
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Rioting Palestinians attacked soldiers and worshippers visiting Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus in the West Bank. The local Palestinians threw rocks and firebombs at the Israel Defense Forces soldiers guarding the worshippers, as well as at the tomb, according to the IDF. No damage or injuries were reported. Some 14 buses carrying 700…
Call it Bibi’s really big pee squad.3
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Painting a grim picture of Jewish vulnerability in the United States, a top U.S. security official said that the vast majority of funds earmarked to secure non-profits goes to Jewish institutions because their need is most acute. Alejandro Mayorkas, the deputy homeland security secretary, speaking Wednesday to the Orthodox Union’s annual leadership…
Jane Eisner outlines the issues that concern her the most as an American Jewish woman, and explains why they should concern all of us as well.
Boxing promoter Don King’s speech at a campaign event for Donald Trump caused a stir, with most of the attention understandably focused on the fact that the boxing promoter used the N-word. We also found ourselves wondering why, as he spoke, a rolled-up Israeli flag sat prominently on the lectern. During Wednesday’s speech in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, King, who is…4
It is a well known secret in Jewish Republican circles: Donors are steering clear from Donald Trump, finding any excuses to channel their political contributions to congressional races and Super PACs supporting down-ballot candidates rather than writing a check for the Republican standard bearer.15
A major Jewish philanthropist and his massive hedge fund are facing insider trading charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday.
Israel Hayom, Israel’s right-wing newspaper affiliated with the ruling Likud party, surprised some by printing a full-page ad for a Nissan Sentra with two fathers.4
Actor Kirk Douglas suggested he sees similarities between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler, in an op-ed published months before his 100th birthday. “I have always been deeply proud to be an American. In the time I have left, I pray that will never change,” Douglas wrote in the article, published Monday by The Huffington Post. While not…9
(JTA) — Some residents of a restricted adult community in New Jersey have filed a lawsuit against the condominium association over what it calls its discriminatory pool policy stemming from single-sex swim hours implemented in deference to the Orthodox Jews living there. Marie Curto and Steve and Diana Lusardi object to the policy at A…
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