RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Uruguayan woman suffered injuries to her face and body after being attacked by a man who yelled anti-Semitic slurs at her. Mirta, who is not Jewish, met the aggressor on the street close to the building where she has been working as a housemaid for eight years in a building…
(JTA) – Unknown individuals broke into a synagogue in the Ukrainian city of Uman, sprayed red paint on the walls and left behind a pig’s head with a swastika carved into its forehead. The attack occurred on Tuesday night, DS News reported. The synagogue is part of the Ohel complex, built near the gravesite of…11
WASHINGTON (JTA) — In remarks dovetailing with policies embraced by president-elect Donald Trump, Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer delivered a forceful plea for the United States to move the embassy to Jerusalem. “Israel hopes that next year when the new American ambassador to Israel lights the menorah in his embassy he will light it in the…5
Jerusalem’s two chief rabbis have urged hotel owners in the Holy City not to put up Christmas trees in their lobbies or host parties to celebrate the end of the secular year.
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Abraham Foxman, the retired Anti-Defamation League director, said language that President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel directed at the group is “unacceptable” and “ugly.” “Ambassador-designate Friedman’s ugly language in describing ADL, its current CEO, and J-Street is unacceptable and it undermines the need for unity in our community to face…11
David Friedman, Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel, has been making the rounds with leaders of Jewish organizations in recent days, and has succeeded in winning over at least one of them.
(JTA) — Rabbi Lionel Blue, the first openly gay British rabbi and a popular on-air personality, has died. Blue, a broadcaster on BBC Radio 4’s “Thought for the Day” show for 30 years, died Monday at 86. He had suffered from Parkinson’s disease for many years. His funeral was held Tuesday. He formerly served as European…
(JTA) — King Mohammed VI of Morocco attended the rededication of the Ettedgui Synagogue in Casablanca. The synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Museum, which retraces Jewish history in Morocco, were reopened Friday. They were restored as part of the second phase of a government program aimed at rehabilitating Casablanca’s old city. A government grant of…
Rep. Steve Cohen is fourth Jewish congressman to speak out against Friedman.
Police in Whitefish, Montana, are ramping up patrols and working with the F.B.I. white supremacists mounted an online campaign against Jews.41
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