After Wednesday’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, it might have seemed that we wouldn’t see the likes of it for a long time. But two weeks from now, Louisiana white supremacist and long-shot Senate candidate David Duke will take the debate stage with five of his rivals.43
(JTA) — Jewish philanthropist and top Republican donor Sheldon Adelson’s reported impatience with Donald Trump is reflected in the emphasis Adelson is placing on the battle for control of the Senate, CNN reported. Adelson has given at least $40 million to super PACs focused solely on the fight for Congress, while the $10 million he dedicated to a…15
(JTA) — Joe Lieberman is in South Florida doing the shul and seniors circuit for a Clinton, and he’s relishing the gig. “How does it feel? It feels like I’m home again,” Lieberman said Thursday in a phone interview, his voice relaxing into a remarkable confession for the former senator from Connecticut who set fire…
(JTA) — The 7-year-old son of a rabbi from the Paris area was hit by a truck-mounted crane and killed while walking home from his synagogue. Shmuel Sarfati was declared dead approximately 20 minutes after he was hit in the head by the crane Monday in the northeastern Paris suburb of Poissy, the news site…4
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
(JTA) — Two brothers were arrested in connection with the 2014 kidnapping and murder of a Jewish Brooklyn landlord. Erskin and Kendall Felix, aged 38 and 28, respectively, were taken into custody for their alleged roles in the killing of Menachem Stark, the New York Daily News reported Friday based on information obtained from police…
(JTA) — Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August. Whereas the number of attacks perpetrated against Israelis in the West Bank remained almost unchanged – 78 incidents last month compared to 78 in August – the number of attacks in Jerusalem rose by 100 percent, from 13 attacks in August to 26…
n Wednesday, comedian and actress Sarah Silverman sent a fundraising e-mail to Wisconsin Democrat Russ Feingold’s backers asking them to chip in a few dollars to help beat incumbent and Republican foe Ron Johnson.
(JTA) — Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli is wowing media from around the world with the results of her efforts to regain her pre-pregnancy figure. People magazine on Monday joined a flood of articles from publications from around the world — and in Latin America especially — congratulating the 31-year-old on returning to her slender figure just…3
Former Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ elder brother lost badly in his race to be elected to the British parliament.6
(JTA) — French Jews demanded the country’s Republican party take disciplinary action against a primaries candidate who said Hillary Clinton endangers Europe because she is controlled by Zionists. The president of CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities, made the demand in a statement Thursday about Jean Fréderic Poisson, a National Assembly lawmaker whose Christian…55
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