⚖️ A military veteran and Nazi sympathizer was sentenced to four years in prison for participating in the Jan 6. attack on the U.S. Capitol. The man wore a “Hitler mustache” and was known to talk of killing and eating Jews; the judge cited his “sexist, racist and antisemitic comments” for the “significant sentence.” (JTA)
? Speaking of which … a new ADL report says Florida has an “extensive” network of white supremacists and other far-right extremists. The report also says that Florida is home to the most people charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection. (CNN)
? The widow of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who was killed and dismembered in a plot approved by the Saudi Crown Prince, is preparing a lawsuit against the NSO Group, an Israeli spyware company she claims hacked her phone in the months leading up to her husband’s death. (The Guardian)
? The Lincoln Project, a super PAC launched by a group of “never Trump” Republicans in 2019, has a new TV ad attacking Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, State Sen. Doug Mastriano. The ad highlights Mastriano’s embrace of antisemites and association with Gab, a social media platform that was used by the man who killed 11 Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. (YouTube)
?? An independent report commissioned by Facebook and its parent company Meta found that they “violated Palestinian users’ rights to free expression and assembly, political participation and non-discrimination” during the 2021 war between Israel and Gaza. The report did not find evidence of intentional bias by the company or individual workers. (AP)
? A new Hollywood production company, Leviathan, will make Jewish stories for film and TV. The initial slate includes projects about King David and Rosalind Franklin, the Jewish scientist who discovered the structure of DNA. Leviathan is co-founded by Ben Cosgrove, a film producer, and Josh Foer, an author and the chairman of both Atlas Obscura and Sefaria, the online Jewish text repository. (Deadline, JTA)
? The Harvard Chabad announced a $5 million gift Thursday to endow its campus rabbi’s position and fund a fellowship for students. “It’s a historic moment,” Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi, the group’s founder and president, said of the gift by Omri Dahan, a tech executive who went to Harvard Business School, and his wife, Jackie Fine Dahan. (COL Live)
Shiva calls ➤ Edward Mosberg, a Holocaust survivor, died at 96. Earlier this year, our Nora Berman saw Mosberg speak at Auschwitz during the annual March of the Living. Watch his speech here …. Donald Blinken, a former diplomat and the father of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, died at 96.
Long weekend reads ➤ Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro could be our first Jewish president, but first he needs to beat a Christian nationalist … How two British opera fans saved Jewish refugees from Hitler’s camps … This clothing brand is tapping into the nostalgia and resilience of Yiddish.