Los Angeles Rabbi Marvin Hier said he was shocked three weeks ago when a Trump aide invited him to offer a prayer at the presidential inauguration. The 77-year-old rabbi said he accepted immediately because “it was the menschlichkeit thing to do,” using the Yiddish word meaning honorable, “and I am proud to do it.”32
Every Sabbath, the members of Congregation Am Shalom in north suburban Glencoe read a list of names aloud of the people who were killed by violence in Cook and Lake Counties that week. Very seldom do any of the victims come from the wealthy North Shore or the wider Chicago Jewish community. But the congregation reads the names anyway.23
Ivanka and Jared are about to move into a house previously owned by a staunch Putin opponent, Dan Rapoport, who advised Mitt Romney on the Russian leader.17
Mike Huckabee promised to bring a “Build Israel Great Again” hat to Donald Trump.11
Two Jerusalem natives, one Arab and the other Jewish, reflect on their divided city, 50 years after the Six-Day War.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are leaving behind the glitzy lifestyle of New York. But the ultimate power couple’s new Washington D.C. home still has plenty to offer for them and their three children.
But the ultimate power couple’s new Washington D.C. home still has plenty to offer for them and their three children69
The real estate developers who painted over a historic Jewish Lower East Side mural now say they will commission a new one — though they don’t know where it will be painted, or when. And it won’t feature Jews.
It was the third game of the Giants-Cubs National League playoffs, going into extra innings. The winner of the best-of-seven series, which the Cubs led 2-1, would go on to the World Series. All of Chicago was watching that Wednesday evening, October 10, praying for the Cubs’ first World Series appearance since 1945 — but for one hardworking municipal leader toiling late into the night.10
Boorey Deutsch can’t keep track of the number of people he knew who died by suicide or overdose this year.36
The Montana town of Whitefish has become an unlikely flashpoint in the rise of the “alt-right,” due to Richard Spencer’s residence there.14
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