WASHINGTON – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella body for the community’s policy groups, and J Street, the liberal Middle East peace lobby, held conferences this weekend about seven blocks apart. Downtown D.C. is pleasantly people-free on weekends, and the weather, weirdly unseasonable, was mild, so traipsing back and forth wasn’t a…
News that President Trump plans to eliminate the office of the special envoy to counter anti-Semitism as part of his planned budget cuts was met with some serious pushback from Jewish leaders — and from the last person to hold the position.
Post-election outreach between Jewish and Muslim groups in Chicago reached a new level of depth and intensity over a varied series of meetings last week.
The Reverend 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.
President Trump delivered an unexpectedly presidential speech when he addressed a joint session of Congress last night, but the undercurrent was still a fierce nationalism. Here’s how Jane Eisner reacted.
At 11:10 a.m. on Monday, 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.
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.
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.
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