Evan McMullin, a Brigham Young University graduate who studied in Israel on a Defense Department grant, has announced that he will run as an independent in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Is Mel Gibson still blaming his problems on the Jews? That seems to be what Glenn Beck said last week on his radio show — and what a staffer wrote in a post on the conservative talk radio host’s website. Beck said Gibson told him the “Jewish People” had stolen his movie “The Passion of the Christ” before it came out in theaters “and used it to attack him and make his life hell before the film’s release,” reported the Daily Beast on Thursday.33
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has joined Snapchat, a messaging and multimedia mobile app. Peres made the announcement on Sunday in a post on Facebook.
A rabbi who made headlines for bringing young male congregants with him on trips the sauna has found a new job as a spiritual advisor in a health center in Westchester, New York.3
An anonymous source is saying that Jon Kushner, cousin to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, is planning to run for mayor of New York in 2018.5
Amazon released a trailer for Woody Allen’s new show, “Crisis in Six Scenes,” which features his acting as well as directing.
A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recent statement criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement’s platform.38
A city in northwestern Ukraine authorized the placing of a traveling zoo on the mass grave of thousands of Jewish Holocaust victims, a leader of the country’s Jewish community said.
Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazi gas chambers, was executed in a Soviet prison, according to a KGB head’s diaries.3
(JTA) — Jewish-American woman’s gymnast Aly Raisman earned a spot in the individual all-around competition at the Olympics in Rio. Raisman took the second spot for the American women ahead of all-around defending gold medalist Gabby Douglas and behind three-time world all-around champion Simone Biles.
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