Top Reform Rabbi Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Rhetoric

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A top Reform movement rabbi said it “defies belief” that Donald Trump is unaware of anti-Semitic associations in his campaign rhetoric. Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who directs the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center, released his statement Friday, Oct. 14, a day after the Republican presidential nominee delivered a speech in West Palm Beach,…


Fight Over ‘Schindler’s List’ Factory Rages as Czech Town Questions Holocaust Rescue Tale

The Shoah and Oskar Schindler Memorial Endowment Foundation want to turn the industrialist’s factory into a museum, but some Czechs disagree, citing gripes with the man himself.


Is Bob Dylan Snubbing Nobel Prize — and Why?

(JTA) — American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has not been in contact with the Swedish Academy since it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature last week. Dylan also has not made a public statement about the honor, the New York Times reported Tuesday. Sara Danius, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, told Swedish…


How Jewish Record Men Helped Chuck Berry Invent Rock ‘n’ Roll

Happy 90th birthday to Chuck Berry, the legendary rock pioneer whose career was launched in part by the famed Jewish immigrants, Leonard and Phil Chess.


Wikileaks Boss Compares Himself to Nazi Victims With ‘First They Came for Assange’ Campaign

On the Wikileaks online shop you can now buy T-Shirts emblazoned with a reference to a famous Holocaust poem — “First they came for Assange” — and a picture of Julian Assange.

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