At Wednesday’s meeting, Emanuel presented Trump with a letter signed by himself and 13 other mayors, including Bill de Blasio of New York and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, asking the president-elect to continue President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children to remain and work here. Currently 742,000 people benefit from DACA, 69,571 of them in Illinois.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Donald Trump are not natural political allies, and Emanuel has been vocal in his opposition to the president-elect on many issues. Nonetheless, the two sat down Wednesday for a 45-minute conversation at Trump Tower in New York, joined by Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior advisor Stephen Bannon.
Said alumnus Sruly Heller, “I thought his treatment of transgender issues was the grossest manifestation possible of a total paucity of menschlichkeit.”
“Why are we mainstreaming delusion?” Shapiro asked on a segment about ESPN’s decision to give an award to Caitlyn Jenner after she came out as transgender.
“I wasn’t on the high school debate team,” Rosenberg said to the Forward. “I really didn’t want to get into it. That might have been the wrong decision, but I’ll let the next rabbi deal with it.”374
A prominent leader of the “alt-right” left a Hillel rabbi speechless Tuesday when he drew a direct parallel between white supremacy and Jewish resistance to assimilation and Zionism.214
New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s blacklist of firms that support the BDS movement seems to have fizzled, with the release of a list of all targeted companies that includes no American firms and no firms that currently do business with New York State.4
A controversial anti-Semitism bill speeding through Congress has a new critic: The expert who wrote the anti-Semitism definition on which the bill is based.23
The question is percolating now, due to the rise of the “alt-right,” which gave new life to hoary anti-Semitic sentiments.39
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