Harvard University dining workers are celebrating a victory after a strike that gained them a $35,000 minimum yearly income and stable health-care costs in their new contract. And Jewish students on campus are, by and large, celebrating with them after taking a prominent role at the forefront of the push to support their demands.
Residents near a Brooklyn park might have been greeted with an ugly site at the start of the week. According to a report in the New York Daily News, city employees found a noose and anti-Semitic graffiti left on trees within Fort Greene Park in the northern part of the borough.
Five decades after she helped launch the feminist movement, Gloria Steinem hopes to see a woman sit in the White House next January. But as she told National Public Radio in an interview last Friday, she’s under no illusion that sexism will soon disappear.
Billionaire and reality TV star Mark Cuban is a ferocious proxy for Hillary Clinton, and kind of mirror image of Donald Trump. Will he also run for office as an outsider?
In a presidential campaign with an unprecedented number of pointed words and phrases living on as unpleasant hashtags — Loser. Crooked. Deplorables. Nasty woman. Build the wall. Putin’s puppet — Israel barely rates a mention.
A former Chris Christie aide charged with conspiracy in the Bridgegate scandal trashed a prominent New Jersey Chabad rabbi in federal court on Monday.3
The board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America voted October 26 to allow at least some trips operated under its auspices to visit Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Tom Hayden, who died on Sunday, October 23, was one of the best of the change-makers who made The Sixties a transformative time, and who have kept going with verve and persistence through the half-century since.
After 70 seasons, the Chicago Cubs’ World Series appearance seems almost too improbable to believe; especially given the team’s long tradition of dramatic late-season collapses. But now that the team is actually favored to win the series against the Cleveland Indians—their first-game rout notwithstanding—it’s no surprise that fans are beginning to think of supernatural forces.
Fliers accusing pro-Palestinian students of being anti-Semitic have cropped at numerous colleges in October — including the University of Chicago, Tufts University, Brooklyn College and Berkeley — and have been claimed by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a rightwing organization labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.17
The Sabbath is supposed to be a day of quiet relaxation. But according to residents near one Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn, the noise from the schul’s Friday afternoon siren is anything but restful.24
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