(JTA) — Jewish organizations are voicing anguish over the violence in Dallas that claimed the lives of five police officers during a peaceful demonstration protesting the recent shooting deaths of two unarmed black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Officials say the police officers were killed by sniper fire during a protest Thursday evening. One suspect, who died…10
(JTA) — The nomadic Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will have a new and permanent home next year. The museum’s executive director Judy Margles and board chair Elaine Coughlin announced Wednesday the purchase of a $5 million space in Oldtown at the former location of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported….
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, when asked about Donald Trump winning the presidential election, said, “I don’t want to think about that possibility.”28
An Arizona grand jury has indicted an accused Islamic State sympathizer on charges of plotting to stage an attack Phoenix-area Jews and other targets with bombs and other weapons, prosecutors said on Thursday.
(JTA) — Spanish Jews condemned a left-wing party’s use of alleged anti-Semitic imagery to protest against President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to the country. The Madrid branch of Izquerda Unida, or United Left, on Thursday tweeted the controversial image, which shows a depiction of a thick-lipped Obama standing behind a wall amid explosions while hugging…
(JTA) — Newt Gingrich defended Donald Trump’s use of an image resembling the Star of David in a tweet criticizing Hillary Clinton as corrupt. The former House speaker, who is one of the top candidates to be Trump’s vice presidential nominee on the Republican ticket, said in a phone interview with CNN Thursday that he…16
Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a message: The rabbinate needs to become more open. But not too much more.10
(JTA) — Five officers were shot dead in Dallas at a protest against police violence. Several suspects were implicated in the firing at the officers on Thursday night during protests against police in downtown Dallas, marking the deadliest single attack on U.S. law enforcement since September 11, 2001, CNN reported. Some of the shots were sniper fire….5
(JTA) — An Ohio congregation has become what is perhaps the first Orthodox synagogue to elect an all-female slate of officers. At their annual meeting on June 26, the Oheb Zedek-Cedar Sinai Synagogue in Lyndhurst, Ohio elected five women to their board. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg, executive director of the New York-based Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, told…
(JTA) — A Jewish newspaper from Belgium urged European leaders to condemn a false statement by Mahmoud Abbas, who spoke in Brussels about Jewish settlers seeking to poison water wells. The Joods Actueel monthly on Monday published an open letter on the matter by its editor-in-chief, Michael Freilich, to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Freilich’s letter was…4
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