According to a story from Buzzfeed, an Israeli tech company may have falsely accused Donald Trump of plagiarizing parts of his inaugural address.
****At The Forward, we find that it is important to monitor the surge of anti-Semitism occurring now throughout the country and the world. The following are five anti-Semitic things that happened just within the past week.
Both Evan Engel and Alex Rubinstein deny the charges of rioting and their respective outlets, Vocativ and the Russian RT America, have released statements defending their staff.
WASHINGTON (JTA) – “Cantor Kaufman!” Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of 3rd and D in Washington’s Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and their male friends. “A song!” Jason Kaufman, the cantor at Beth El in Alexandria, Virginia, draped in a rainbow tallit and in the middle…
(JTA) — Jewish playwright Jon Robin Baitz said he was assaulted in Washington, D.C., by a man who went “Sieg Heil” and shouted anti-Semitic invective. Baitz told Vanity Fair that he and his husband were attacked Friday night outside the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel, where they had dinner with several friends to attend the women’s march the…
On Saturday, Congregation Bnai Jeshurun hosted a prayer session and a community program with inspirational speeches from local rabbis. Then, along with other UWS synagogues, participants marched up 5th avenue to join the NYC Women’s March. All the Jewish denominations, including some Orthodox synagogues, were represented at the March on Saturday.
(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, attended the Inauguration Day service Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, a tradition that goes back to 1933. The live video showed the Trumps shaking hands with the pastor and entering the church, followed immediately by his daughter Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner. No big deal,…
Our Scribe community’s provocative stories and reflections on the inauguration of Donald J. Trump.
President Donald Trump could have used his inaugural speech to send an uplifting, inclusive message that all Americans can unite as a people despite our very real differences on issues such as racial and class equality, immigration, education, free-speech and the nation’s place in the world.
The Women’s March on Chicago was the largest outside of Washington, D.C., with 250,000 attending despite organizers only expecting 50,000.