(JTA) — Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those seeking shelter in the country. The “Welcome Campaign” is being organized by the refugee support and advocacy group HIAS (formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), which was founded in 1881 to help Jewish immigrants fleeing pogroms…6
(JTA) — A candidate for the Michigan state legislature apologized for saying a Jewish lawmaker asked a lobbying firm to pay for the bar tab at his daughter’s wedding. Steve Marino, a Republican and former lobbyist running for the Michigan House of Representatives, was recorded by a Democrat as saying that the Jewish chairman of the state…
Federal prosecutors have charged a third Hasidic man in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap a man who had refused to release his wife from marriage.
Months of independent investigation has largely vindicated a pro-Palestinian group that denied charges it had fostered an anti-Semitic climate at the nation’s largest public university system.286
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.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump Jr. posted to Instagram a movie poster parody of himself heroically grouped with others deemed “The Deplorables,” including a cartoon frog that has become a popular symbol for white supremacists. “Apparently I made the cut as one of ‘the Deplorables,’” Trump Jr. said in the posting Sunday of the image,…21
(JTA) — Jerry Reinsdorf, who as owner of the Chicago Bulls has won six NBA championships, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Reinsdorf was officially enshrined in the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, alongside players including Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes and Shaquille O’Neal, as well as others….
Hillary’s not the only one with a bug.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Tzipi Livni, a former foreign minister of Israel, said the intense media focus on Hillary Clinton’s health after she stumbled in public amounted to “hysteria” and would not be applied to a man. “I don’t know what Hillary Clinton has and I don’t intend to engage with the U.S. elections,” Livni, a leading…
Rabbi Ari Berman has emerged as the search committee’s top candidate to be the next president of Yeshiva University, sources familiar with the process told JTA.6
A 95-year-old former paramedic at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz was charged in a German court on Monday with being an accessory to the murder of at least 3,681 people in a trial that is likely to be one of Germany’s last linked to the Holocaust.
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