(JTA) — We already knew that Harold Bornstein, M.D., personal physician to President-elect Donald Trump, was a bit unconventional. To recap: His public letter about Trump’s health, released a year ago, included a typo and was swimming with hyperbole, assuring readers that Trump “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.” We also learned…23
(JTA) — The only Orthodox synagogue in Des Moines is selling its building, which will leave the Iowa city without an Orthodox synagogue for the first time since the 1880s. Beth El Jacob has a potential buyer for its nearly 60-year-old building, the Des Moines Register reported. The congregation of about 80 families has been…7
Even before the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Jews in Germany were divided in their approach to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Muslim countries since 2014.
President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is looking to sell his newspaper, The New York Observer, the trade newspaper Women’s Wear Daily reported on Wednesday.
“I happen to have known the Sulzbergers for 50 years,” he said, referring to the family that owns The New York Times. “I’m going to make sure you don’t ever work again if you do this.”
Six Jewish Democrats have spoken out so far against appointing David Friedman, a critic of the two-state solution, as ambassador to Israel.19
“They want to get my apartment because they can make a lot more money,” the 94-year-old, who has lived in the same building since the 1950s, told the New York Daily News.
A public meeting in Bloomingburg turned sour last night amid recriminations over the federal voter fraud indictments that have rocked the upstate New York village.30
(JTA) — A former volunteer firefighter from Southern California is suing his former department alleging anti-Semitism and harassment. Jared Hartstein, 27, of Irvine, worked for the volunteer fire department in La Habra Heights from June 2015 until he resigned on Dec. 21 that year. Hartstein alleged in interviews with the local media that senior firefighters…
(JTA) — NORPAC, one of the largest pro-Israel political action committees, praised President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel for his “lifetime of pro-Israel advocacy.” Congratulating David Friedman on his appointment, NORPAC in a statement Wednesday called him “an accomplished attorney” with “extensive knowledge of Israel and the Middle East.” “His lifetime of pro-Israel advocacy…
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