American charities are raising more than they did before the Great Recession, but Jewish federations across the country are floundering, according to a new study published June 14.4
Before Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that enshrined access to abortion services for women as a constitutional right in 1973, CCS was the largest abortion referral service in the United States, and rabbis were prominent in the group. It’s impossible to know for sure how many women obtained an illegal abortion through CCS but the number may have reached upward of a quarter of a million clients.
As many Jewish groups jump on board a push for laws to penalize businesses and groups boycotting Israel, the Anti-Defamation League, long considered a pillar of the Jewish establishment, is not just standing back — it has been opposing the tide. Now, it’s taking flack for this.84
At a press conference just hours after a Muslim gunman murdered 49 people at a gay club in Orlando, Florida, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said that that fights for liberty for gays and Muslims are “profoundly linked.”26
If you’re an evangelical and you support Donald Trump, isn’t that, well, not very Christian of you?
Fox News host Geraldo Rivera shamed the 49 victims killed in Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, implying they did not adequately “fight back” against the attacker.35
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders led a chorus of Jewish leaders who expressed outrage at gun violence after the mass shooting that killed 50 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando.26
Under new regulations the consulates are enforcing, anyone seeking to renew a passport who was not registered as living in Russia on February 6, 1992, will be rejected, even if his or her passport had been renewed on previous occasions. It is unclear just how many people this new policy will affect. But it will certainly apply to thousands of Jews who emigrated from Russia after July 1, 1991 — the date on which the Soviet Union, then in its final days, ended its policy of taking away the passports of Jews who left the country with exit visas to Israel.145
When Lauren Chief Elk heard name of the judge in the contentious trial of a former Stanford student who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman something clicked. Five years earlier she had served as a witness in a trial over which Aaron Persky presided that bore striking similarities to the Stanford case.11
Bernie Sanders’s representative Cornel West induced an Israel debate among Democrats, but changes to the party platform are unlikely.38
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order opposing BDS shouldn’t have made a splash — but it did.5
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