Speaking to Florida Jews, Bill Clinton challenged his audience to remember the religious mandate to repair the world, and urged his listeners to get out the vote for Hillary Clinton.
There was once an area in Manhattan where few Jews—and almost no whites—settled, that area beneath Morningside Heights, past Central Park, above Ninety-Sixth Street on the East Side: Harlem. But in the past two decades, with gentrification and “rent is too damn high” costs to boot, the boundaries have broken down, and Jews have started to flock to the predominantly black neighborhood. Jeffrey Gurock shows that such a move has rich, if forgotten precedents in “The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community.”
In the most recent issue of The New Yorker, Rebecca Solnit is publishing an alternative subway map with stops renamed to commemorate “The City of Women.”
Jewish and Muslim leaders gathered at Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s Jerusalem home on Thursday night in a meeting intended to make a united front against religious violence.
(JTA) — Swastikas were painted outside the New Jersey home of an Indian-American candidate for Congress with a Jewish-sounding surname. Peter Jacob is running against a Republican incumbent, Leonard Lance, who is a supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump. Jacob blames Lance’s backing of Trump for the display of hate. Jacob told the local media…
(JTA) — A United Nations agency in a preliminary vote has passed a controversial resolution that denies a Jewish connection to the Old City of Jerusalem. UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — at its executive board’s meeting Thursday in Paris passed the Palestinian-backed measure with 24 votes in favor and…
After a second debate in which Donald Trump may have used anti-Semitic dog whistles, his most ardent backers on the alt-right felt the need to make the Jew hatred explicit in a wave of online vitriol. If Donald Trump lost the smackdown with Hillary Clinton, it’s because the Jews sabotaged him or spun his performance to their own advantage.
Joseph Sitruk, the former chief rabbi of France who died in September, had a reputation for engagement with the secular world, but he made controversial remarks condemning homosexuality.
After a wave of terror attacks, and a spike in anti-Semitic hate-crimes, French Jews were said to be fleeing en masse for Israel. But figures released this week by the Jewish People’s Policy Institute indicate the exodus isn’t exactly what it’s cracked up to be.
Here’s a run-down of 5 Jewish things about the prestigious awards.