Greenberg claimed that he was just “asking for a friend.”
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(JTA) — A Jewish ex-convict was sentenced to 30 years in prison for setting fire to a mosque that the Orlando nightclub shooter occasionally attended. Joseph Schreiber, 32, pleaded no contest Monday in a hearing in the district courthouse in Fort Pierce, Florida, and was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution. He had confessed to police that…
(JTA) — Separate bomb threats were called in to two Orlando, Florida area Jewish community institutions. The bomb threats were called in on mid-morning Wednesday to the Chabad – Center for Jewish Life of South Orlando and the Roth Jewish Community Center. The call to the Roth JCC suggested that the explosive device might be…
A Jewish man in Florida has been arrested for the alleged arson of the mosque attended by Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. Joseph Michael Schreiber, 32,was arrested on Wednesday. A large fire engulfed the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce early Monday morning, occurring on the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Adha, or the…
“When we first came in, the Jewish people were sitting in one section and the Muslims were a little bit in the other section, but now you’re going to find everybody sharing food with one another,” said one participant at an interfaith iftar meal. But among triumphs, many challenges remain in fostering dialogue between Jews and Muslims.
The U.S. Senate will make its strongest push in years to tighten gun controls on Monday, voting on four proposals a week after the Orlando shooting massacre prompted new calls to keep firearms away from people on terrorism watch lists.
As an ex-Orthodox Jew, a gay man, and the son of lesbian women—and thus someone who has experienced oppression in the Orthodox community as both a queer person and the son of queer women—I find both Katz’s and Herzfeld’s articles not only self-congratulatory, but false and harmful.
A longtime advocate in the fight against anti-Semitism asks why we haven’t worked just as hard to protect LGBT folks and other minorities.
Half of us think the Orlando massacre reflects a gun crisis. Half think it’s the latest attack by a radical strain of Islam. It’s both — why is it so hard for us to admit that, J.J. Goldberg asks?