Ruth Bader Ginsburg, when asked about Donald Trump winning the presidential election, said, “I don’t want to think about that possibility.”28
Faigy Gelbstein was sent to the principal’s office at 12 years old to talk about movies. She had gotten in trouble before over breaking modesty rules — her stockings were too thin — but now there were some rumors circulating in the school about her family.16
Donald Trump’s decision to triple down on his Star of David anti-Clinton tweet didn’t help his standing with Jewish voters. Nor did his Frozen quip creating a perceived parallel between the Disney hit and his campaign use of Jewish imagery alongside piles of money and claims of corruption.55
Police in Brooklyn are handing out a growing number of parking tickets to members of the Jewish volunteer ambulance service Hatzalah, according to leaders of the group.
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
Chaim Levin had just turned eighteen, and he was gay. He knew it, but he didn’t want it to be true. Gayness, in his world, meant drug addiction. It meant alcoholism. It meant an unhappy life and an early death. It meant that he could never be like his older siblings, who had fulfilling family lives, and were respected members of their Chabad community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.6
A new report finds that Jews who leave Orthodox Judaism retain their Jewish identities, despite feeling pushed out of Orthodoxy.
AIPAC never spelled the threat out. But Congress got the message last summer. Politicians had to decide whether they would vote yay or nay on President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, which lifted economic sanctions in exchange for reductions to the country’s nuclear program.72
New Jersey law enforcement officers removed computers and boxes of records from a special education school with close ties to Lakewood, N.J.’s large ultra-Orthodox community, according to a report in the Asbury Park Press.
A Jewish organization that provides much needed care and financial assistance to aging survivors of the Holocaust will receive the royalties from the American sales of “Mein Kampf.”
Hillary Clinton is racking up supporters. From the Republican side, that is.21
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