A large fire damaged the Boston-area home that serves as headquarters of the local Jewish social justice group Moishe Kavod House on Thursday morning.
The speakers mentioned ISIS. They mentioned Iran. But there was nary a peep about another big I: Israel.20
(JTA) — One the eve of Pope Francis’ visit to Auschwitz, a U.S. rabbi has called on him to remove a Catholic church from the premises of the Nazi death camp. The letter sent from Rabbi Avi Weiss, national president of AMCHA-Coalition for Jewish Concerns, was first reported by The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Francis arrived…6
After months of campaigning marked by vitriol, it may be up to two daughters (both with Jewish hubbies) to set things straight.8
(JTA) — The U.S. State Department said it was “deeply concerned” over construction plans in eastern Jerusalem. The Israeli government on Wednesday announced the approval of tenders for 323 apartments in eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods, on top of plans for 770 units in the Jerusalem suburb of Gilo, which has a population of 40,000 and also…7
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Southern Israel-based SodaStream has hired 300 new employees for its production plant in the Negev Desert. The company now has 1,400 employees in the Idan Hanegev industrial park near Lehavim, one-third of them Bedouin Arabs from the surrounding area, the Israeli business daily Globes reported. The company, one of the largest employers…
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — Gabrielle Giffords couldn’t say much, but what she said brought down the house. The Jewish former Arizona congresswoman, shot in the head by an assailant in 2011, made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday evening, its third, during a segment on victims of gun violence. “Are you ready?” she…
PHILADELPHIA (JTA) — President Barack Obama praised America’s diversity and solidarity, and defended his record, while telling Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton. Obama was the final speaker on a Democratic National Convention night Wednesday filled with big names. Before him, Vice President Joe Biden, Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and former New York…3
Michael Bloomberg assailed fellow billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling his U.S. presidential race a “con” and ripping into his history of bankruptcies and lawsuits.4
He’s #withher. Or, he’s #ita.
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