Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson convened a meeting of leaders from Chicago’s Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities February 24 to discuss ways to fight the recent outpouring of hate crimes, particularly against Jews and Muslims.
Jews really get it in a visceral way, what it’s like to be an immigrant. Most of them are just a generation or two removed. I hear members of my congregation saying, if there’s a Muslim registry, we want to be on it.
Police investigators in St. Louis and Philadelphia have yet to report on any progress in their efforts to find those behind the vandalism attacks targeting Jewish cemeteries in both cities. Meanwhile, in Jewish communities across the country, cemetery executives are trying to figure out how to prevent the next attack.
At 11:10 on Monday morning, Sarah Doron-Goldstein’s phone buzzed with a text message: Her 5 year-old daughter’s preschool, at a Jewish Community Center in New Jersey, had been evacuated.
President Trump’s belated denunciation of anti-Semitism is welcome and necessary. But for Jane Eisner, that’s only the first step.
It was a Friday night in mid-August, and about a dozen Jews, most under 30, congregated around a coffee table in Nashville.4
The harsh directives issued February 21 by President Trump, which could lead to the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, have added a sense of urgency to the Jewish congregations — so far, very few in number — that are considering turning their synagogues into sanctuaries.
The Anti-Defamation League has called on Sebastian Gorka, a senior aide to President Donald Trump, to clearly disavow “the message and outlook” of anti-Semitic organizations such as those he worked with while living in Hungary.
Establishing his role as President Trump’s unofficial envoy to the Jewish community, Vice President Mike Pence found himself in Las Vegas on Friday, delivering greetings from the President at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Shabbat dinner.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio met Friday with federal prosecutors investigating his relationship with a Satmar Hasidic landlord, according to a New York Times report.
Gorka launched his own political party in Hungary with two prominent former members of Jobbik, a party with a well known history of anti-Semitism.
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