(JTA) — Portland State University’s student senate passed a resolution urging divestment from companies that “profit from human rights violations” by Israel against Palestinians. The resolution passed Monday with 22 votes in favor, two against and one abstention, according to the meeting notes, the conservative news and opinion site The College Fix reported. The measure draws links between black and indigenous civil…26
(JTA) — Radio host and Donald Trump supporter Alex Jones ranted about “the Jewish mafia” that controls the U.S., and accused the prominent Jewish Emanuel family of being at the center of it. Jones, who has interviewed Trump on his show, went on a long harangue on the show Tuesday in which he denied being anti-Semitic,…22
(JTA) — An upstate New York village and its host town will pay a Jewish developer $2.9 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that they tried to stop new housing for Hasidic Jews. The Village of Bloomingburg and the Town of Mamakating agreed Friday to the settlement with Shalom Lamm and his Sullivan Farms…16
A former Chris Christie aide charged with conspiracy in the Bridgegate scandal trashed a prominent New Jersey Chabad rabbi in federal court on Monday.8
The board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America voted October 26 to allow at least some trips operated under its auspices to visit Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The top five donors in efforts to elect Hillary Clinton president are Jewish, according to a Washington Post analysis. The story posted Oct. 24 named the top donors, who are contributing $1 of every $17 of the over $1 billion amassed for the Democratic nominee’s presidential run. They are Donald Sussman, a…6
Lately, police has recorded a number of crimes against senior citizens.
NEW YORK (JTA) — Nearly one quarter of intermarried couples were wed exclusively by a Jewish clergy member, a new study has found. The study on rabbinic officiation in intermarriages published this week by Brandeis University found that a majority of intermarriages including a Jewish spouse were conducted by a nonreligious officiant. Twenty-four percent were conducted by…3
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel is recalling its ambassador to UNESCO to Jerusalem for consultations in the wake of the adoption of a second resolution that denies Jewish ties to Jerusalem holy sites. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a public announcement on Wednesday night. “The theater of the absurd continues, and so I decided to recall…12
(JTA) — Four Torah scrolls valued at approximately $240,000 were stolen from a Brooklyn synagogue during a holiday that honors the sacred texts. Surveillance video showed a man in his 20s wearing a kippah entering the Avenue O Synagogue in the Midwood section and leaving with the scrolls during Simchat Torah, according to local news…
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