The Central Conference of American Rabbis, the rabbinical arm of the Reform movement, installed its first openly gay president, Rabbi Denise Eger.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened a 10 percentage point lead in his re-election bid against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, an opinion poll on Sunday showed, though his challenger received a hard-won labor union’s endorsement that could bring in campaign cash and volunteers.
Swastikas and anti-Semitic slurs were discovered drawn on the campus of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.
Swedish police posted officers at a Jewish cemetery in Malmo after mourners said they had been intimidated there by passers-by.
The Greek city of Thessaloniki remembered its nearly 50,000 Jews sent to Nazi death camps during World War II.
The Yeshiva University board of trustees issued a statement in support of President Richard Joel after the undergraduate faculty overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence resolution against him.8
Actor Michael Douglas spoke out against anti-Semitism in an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times.7
The bat mitzvah girl whose celebration in Copenhagen ended abruptly after the shooting death of a volunteer synagogue guard was feted in Israel.
Robert Durst, scion of one of New York’s largest real estate empires, has been arrested in New Orleans on a murder warrant issued by Los Angeles County.3
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