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American Jewry's fateful hour

Almost all the polls say that US President Donald Trump is heading towards defeat at the hands of his Democrat

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Bari Weiss: Jews shut out by new totalitarian 'liberalism'

'Jews who refuse to erase what makes us different will increasingly be defined as racists, often with the help of other Jews desperate to be accepted by the cool kids,' Weiss warns.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘These Ultra-Orthodox Communities Are Very Powerful Politically’: New York Governor Cuomo Angers Orthodox Jews With Latest Coronavirus Comments

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Reuters / Mike Segar / File. Orthodox Jews in New York have reacted angrily …

Politics | Opinion

Joe Biden is not a friend of Israel - Israel National News

Biden implemented Obama's foreign policy because he agreed with it. His presidency would be a third Obama term. Opinion.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Petition Against Rehiring of Holocaust-Denying High School Principal in Florida Passes 20,000 Signatures

William Latson, the Florida High School principal who told a parent, “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.” Photo: Screenshot. More …

Politics | Campus Watch

CUNY’s Systemic Jew-Hatred

No university would tolerate a white supremacist student group for the kind of behavior SJP gets away with.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Florida High School Principal Fired for Saying 'Not Everyone Believes The Holocaust Happened' Could Be Rehired

William Latson. Photo: Screenshot of WPTV News segment. A Florida high school principal who was fired last November for telling …

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Rabbis praise White House for working with Italy to get Sukkot citrons amid pandemic

Jewish community leaders have praised the Trump administration for its international efforts to help those observing Sukkot, while anger grows against city and state officials in New York for imposing restrictions on neighborhoods that include Orthodox co

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Ocasio-Cortez keeping New York Jewish leaders at arm's length

Ocasio-Cortez has ignored requests to meet from leaders of the Jewish Community Relations Council and the New York Board of Rabbis.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Brutal Antisemitic Assault Outside Hamburg Synagogue Was ‘Terrorist Act,’ Says German Jewish Leader

The staircase where a Jewish man was attacked is marked with barricade tape, in front of a synagogue, Hamburg, Germany, …

News | Antisemitism Watch

Baltimore Private School Alums Outraged Over School's Condemnation of Anti-Semitism

A group of self-described “white alums” from a historically Jewish private school in Baltimore excoriated the institution’s leadership this week after they condemned anti-Semitism from black students, alums, and parents who demanded the school implement a

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Joe Biden is Not a Nice Man and He Hasn't Been Nice to Israel (Judean Rose)

Joe Biden looks like a kindly, twinkly-eyed grandfather. But the truth is, he's not a nice person.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Antisemitism’s 'Long March Through the Institutions'

A mock Israeli checkpoint set up during a past ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ at the University of California at Los Angeles …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Furor in California School District Over High School Students' 'Nazi-Style' List of Jews

Redwood High School in Marin County, California. Nearly 6,000 people have signed a petition urging school authorities in Marin County, …

Miscellaneous | Judaism

14 Tips for an Amazing Yom Kippur at Home

Many of us will be celebrating Yom Kippur alone for the very first time. Here are our pro tips to making your at-home Yom Kippur meaningful and memorable

News | News

Blowing the Shofar on Shabbat for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Truly Bad Idea (Judean Rose) UPDATE

Was blowing the shofar for RBG, a good thing?

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Rabbi to Blow Rosh Hashanah Shofar in Two Countries at the Same Time

Observing the holiday on an island split by the coronavirus pandemic

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

5780 in Review: A Year of Pain and Loss—and of Kindness and Community - The stories that helped define the year

As nearly every aspect of the world around us was changing in this year of global pandemic, Chabad.org/News worked to provide unique perspectives on the unfolding tragedy and unfathomable loss of life, while at the same time reporting on the outpourings of kindness and humanity from every part of the globe. With the Jewish year 5780 coming to a close, here is a look at some of the stories that defined it, as featured on Chabad.org/News.

Politics | Politics

Jews who hate Trump and do not know why - Opeds

Some Jews in an act of colossal memory loss sponsor Antifa and BLM. Their ancestors financed the Bolsheviks, then faced firing squads.Op-ed.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Study: More than one in 10 Americans under 40 thinks Jews caused the Holocaust

Holocaust knowledge particularly low in New York, despite state having the largest population of Jews in the US

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

162 House Dems Vote Against Measure to Combat Anti-Semitism

More than 160 House Democrats voted on Wednesday against a measure to combat anti-Semitism.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Say their names: The forgotten American victims of Palestinian terror

Where are the memorial rallies and candle-lit vigils? Where are the demands to bring the killers to justice? Where are the letter-writing campaigns to press the Trump administration to act?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How I Will Celebrate Rosh Hashanah Alone? - High Holidays

I’m an older woman, living
alone. I'll be observing the holidays at home, by myself.

Politics | Politics

80 Jewish Groups Call for Newsom to Veto High School Ethnic Studies Bill

They argued that the most recent draft of the curriculum has "an anti-Jewish bias."

Miscellaneous | Chabad

High Holiday Services Directory - Find Outdoor Shofar Blowings, Services and More at a Synagogue or Park Near You

Celebrate the High Holidays among friends and connect with your inner self. From Alabama to Wisconsin, Abidjan to Zurich, join us and find your local High Holiday home.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Don’t Get Too Comfy in the Diaspora (Ki Tavo 2020)

Baruch Gordon quotes a commentary on the First Fruits offering which delivers a powerful message to Diaspora Jews today...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Wake Up America, and Smell the Anti-Semitism

Americans of all races and political outlooks revile and attack Jews with unprecedented glee, while American Jews would rather talk about anything else

Advice & Self-Help | Jewish Wisdom

Are Body Piercings Kosher? - Questions & Answers

We often associate
piercings with tattoos, and we may wonder if they are equally forbidden.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

NYPD Rabbi Mugged on the Upper West Side

The attacker took the cash but dropped the wallet fast when he saw the rabbi's police shield.

Politics | BLM

The dumb Jewish supporters of BLM - Israel National News

Leaders of the German Jewish community back in 1932 also had faith in Adolph Hitler and ignored the obvious signs of his hatred. Op-ed.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Why they scrawl ‘Free Palestine’ on synagogues

Despite supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, Jews are targeted amid the riots because of anti-Semitic intersectional myths that should not be tolerated.

News | News

Los Angeles protesters incite against Jews - US & Canada

California protesters call for murder of police officers, incitement against Jews.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Elder Of Ziyon - The shtetl mentality is alive and well with liberal American Jews

European Jews were conditioned over generations to not make waves because of fears of deadly antisemitic responses to the slightest perceived provocations. This is the shtetl mentality, and it is one that Zionism worked hard to eradicate in Israel.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

How Amar'e Stoudemire Became An Orthodox Jew - Jew in the City

Jew In The City makes engaging and meaningful Orthodox Judaism known and accessible to Jewish people, reversing negative associations about religious Jews.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Too many American Jews are turning a blind eye to Antisemitism

No Jewish organization in the USA (exceot the ZOA) has the fortitude to publicly confront egregious acts of antisemitism. Opinion.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Fire at University of Delaware's Jewish center ruled arson

A fire at the University of Delaware's Chabad Center for Jewish Life has been ruled arson, the Delaware State Fire Marshal announced Wednesday.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

College leaders, you must put an end to Jew-hatred on campus

Universities must make it clear that if you harass students due to their Jewish or pro-Israel identity,  you will bear consequences.Op-ed.

News | Antisemitism Watch

UK renters’ union rejects Jewish applicant: ‘Sorry, no time for Zionists’

Acorn Union issues apology after prospective renter in Manchester was told 'we are a pro-Palestine organization,' says it has launched internal probe

News | Antisemitism Watch

The Mind-Bendingly Insane, Completely Craven, Utterly Unconscionable Redemption of Al Sharpton

You're not confused. The ADL Is Becoming as Bad as You Think.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

We need to talk about the ethnic cleansing of Middle Eastern Jews

"The wholesale ethnic cleansing of Mizrahi and Sephardi communities, from Iraq to Egypt, from Tunisia to Libya, is a sordid episode in the history of the region which has been cynically ignored by the world." Asher Weisz reveals a disturbing pattern of pe

News | Antisemitism Watch

Lurid Antisemitic Posters Blaming Jews for Coronavirus Displayed in Argentine City

One of the antisemitic posters on display in the Argentine city of Neuquén. Photo: Simon Wiesenthal Center. Lurid antisemitic posters …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘Jews Want A Race War’ sign hung on overpass of busy LA freeway

Local branch of ADL says it is working with police to identify who was behind banner, which appears linked to website Goyimtv.com

News | Jewish Community

Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history

In the 20th century, thousands of progressively minded people refused to acknowledge the horrific abuses under Stalin when millions were murdered.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Antisemitic Protests Outside Michigan Synagogue Are Allowed, District Judge Rules

A protester holds an antisemitic sign outside the Beth Am Synagogue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Photo: Witnesses for Peace. Antisemitic …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Tolerating Jew Hatred: The Only Seemingly Acceptable Form Of Public Discrimination

The University of Southern California campus. Photo: Padsquad19 via Wikimedia Commons. Another Jew. Another resignation letter. Even the high numbers …

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

EXCLUSIVE: The End of Jewish Yemen is Imminent

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels have ordered at least some of the country’s remaining Jews to leave, according to sources in the Amran Governorate, north of the capital Sanaa, who spoke recently with The Media Line.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Brooklyn mother of 6 ordered off JetBlue flight as 2-year-old won't keep mask on

Passengers on flight from Orlando seen supporting woman, as flight attendants insist family deboard despite airline regulations excusing young children from mask-wearing

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

New York Man Who Threatened Gun Massacre at Jewish Summer Camp Over Social-Distancing Complaint Released on Bail

Nicola Pelle was arrested for threatening a shooting massacre at a Jewish summer camp in Long Island because of alleged …

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Dozens of State Legislators Slam Democratic Socialists of America for ‘Blatantly Antisemitic Litmus Test’ of New York City Council Candidates

A nearly-deserted 7th Avenue in Times Square is seen near midday in Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease …

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Democratic National Convention hosts imam from Islamic extremist institution

Noman Hussain, imam of ISM Brookfield in Wisconsin, was one of the religious leaders who took part in the “Interfaith Welcome Service.”

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Jewish community: Harris, Omar, and the party’s great march leftward

On Tuesday, two notable events occurred in the Democratic Party. Joe Biden announced he selected California Senator Kamala Harris to

News | Antisemitism Watch

French Jewish Man Verbally Abused, Badly Beaten Up in Paris Elevator in Antisemitic Assault

Demonstrators hold up a banner reading, ‘Stop racism,’ in Marseille, France, March 28, 2018 (Illustrative). Photo: Reuters / Jean-Paul Pelissier …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

StandWithUs Condemns Antisemitism That Led to USC Student Leader's Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA -- August 6th, 2020) -- StandWithUs is deeply disappointed to learn that a Jewish student at University of Southern California (USC) has stepped down from student government as a result of antisemitic

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Jewish World Mourns Passing of Renowned Talmudic Scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

The late Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. Photo: steinsaltz-center.org. The Jewish world was in mourning on Friday following the death of Rabbi …

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Linda Sarsour’s Pal Wins Democratic Nomination in Missouri Primary

So, Israel has lost another friend in Congress.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Nancy Pelosi Stands with the Anti-Semites

Last Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi endorsed Rep. Rashida Tlaib in her August 4 Michigan Democratic primary rematch with Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, whom Tlaib narrowly defeated in 2018. 

Similarly, for the Augu...

Politics | Opinion

Larry Levine - Black Lives Matter (except if you are black)

Larry Levine – Black Lives Matter (except if you are black) Pretty catchy logo, BLM, and I like the extra added touch of the fist thing.  Since I am in the t-shirt biz, I can appreciate good marketing. If you are a corporation and want to look goo

News | Jewish Community

Advice to Jewish celebs: Grow up!

They’re mad at their parents for being pro-Israel, so they take it out on the rest of us, battering the Jewish world with their incessant whining.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Celebrity Antisemites Can’t Be Absolved Through Private Apologies

Ice Cube in 2012. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Recently, Mort Klein of the ZOA engaged Ice Cube in a two-hour conversation …

Miscellaneous | Chabad

From Catholic Italian to Jewish Rabbi: David Martinetti Shares His Story - Contemporary Voices

The rabbi walked toward me with a smile, extended his hand warmly, and offered me my first Jewish greeting: ‘Shalom.’ I froze, completely overwhelmed.

News | Antisemitism Watch

You can’t get cancelled for anti-Semitism, but you can for philosemitism

A people with dignity is able to stop chasing affections of enemies, and accept affection of friends even if they aren’t trendy enough.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Why Seth Rogen’s Anti-Israel Rant Matters

Seth Rogan told Marc Maron that support for Israel is outdated thinking. His opinion rests on a deep ignorance of the history of Israel and the Jewish people.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

18 Tisha B'Av Facts Every Jew Should Know

Tisha B’Av, the 9th day of Av, is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.

News | News

Wiley permanently suspended by Twitter over anti-Semitism

Twitter was accused of inaction and delay over anti-Semitic remarks posted by the music star.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Brooklyn’s Anti-Gentrication Groups are Pushing Antisemitic Narratives and Activism

With a a few notable exceptions, the Jewish community appears unaware of the significance and relevance of these groups.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Preparing for Tisha B’Av During a World Pandemic - A 25-hour period of fasting and reflection begins on Wednesday night,

Every year, Jews around the world don non-leather shoes, and make their way to synagogues and Chabad centers for evening services, followed by the mournful reading of Eichah (the book of Lamentations), the slim volume in which the prophet Jeremiah mourns the impending destruction

News | Antisemitism Watch

HonestReporting Joins Blackout After Barrage of Twitter Antisemitism | HonestReporting

  HonestReporting is joining a widespread 48-hour Twitter ‘blackout’ after the musician known as Wiley was allowed to tweet incitement against Jews

News | Antisemitism Watch

UK chief rabbi accuses Facebook and Twitter of 'complicity' in anti-Semitism

At start of 2-day social media boycott, Ephraim Mirvis lambastes social media platforms for failing to remove posts inciting hatred and violence against Jews

News | News

The sixth attack on Jews in a week. Orthodox man bashed in Brooklyn hate crime attack: NYPD - New York Daily News

The Orthodox man was attacked after one of the men in the SUV yelled something at him, and the victim in turn flipped them the bird, cops said.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Couple Who Wore Face Masks Bearing the Nazi Flag Swears They Aren't Nazis

Despite the months of pundits and reporters arguing that wearing a face mask shouldn’t be a political statement, there’s a select few assholes who think taking basic measures to keep the current global pandemic from raging on is an affront to their civil

Politics | Opinion

Elder Of Ziyon - Rabbi Abraham Cooper missed his opportunity as a guest with @NickCannon

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Retired NBA great Charles Barkley calls out Black celebrities for anti-Semitism

'Y’all want racial equality. We all do. I don’t understand how insulting another group helps our cause,' he says after several athletes, stars post anti-Jewish conspiracy theories

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

The Alignment of BDS and Black Lives Matter: Implications for Israel and Diaspora Jewry

This new radical discourse demands that American Jews be neither liberal nor progressive. - The Alignment of BDS and Black Lives Matter: Implications for Israel and Diaspora Jewry - Dan Diker

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

You Know The Talk Black Parents Have With Their Sons; You Never Heard Of The One Jews Have

Jew In The City makes engaging and meaningful Orthodox Judaism known and accessible to Jewish people, reversing negative associations about religious Jews.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Reality of “My Jewish Privilege”

Yesterday, antisemites on Twitter started a hashtag called #JewishPrivilege about how Jews have it made. Jews (including myself) responded with stories of awful things that have happened to them or their families as a result of being Jewish

News | Jewish Community

From Cambodian Princess to Shabbat Queen - The story of Susie (Sarah Bracha) Koroghli

When the story broke that the daughter of a Cambodian princess was celebrating her bat mitzvah in Phnom Penh, the Jewish world wondered: Who is this Cambodian princess, and how did she become Jewish? Here is the story of Susie (Sarah Bracha) Koroghli, gra

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

NFL's Zach Banner calls to embrace Jewish community after anti-Semitism uproar

Steelers tackle says Jews 'are a minority as well,' recounts 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, after Philadelphia player posts anti-Jewish quotes online

News | News

Jews aren’t indigenous to Israel? According to whom? Some in the Reform movement.

There are a lot of things wrong with woke culture. While the impulse to demonstrate solidarity with the oppressed and

News | Antisemitism Watch

Jewish Actor Josh Malina Asks Why 'Cancel Culture' Ignores Antisemitism

Josh Malina. Photo: Instagram. Jewish actor and “West Wing” star Josh Malina advocated on Tuesday for the withdrawal of support …

News | Antisemitism Watch

Is Wokeness Awakening Antisemitism? | HonestReporting

  Over the last few years it seems as if an entire generation has become 'woke.' This is a term that describes a growing awareness of issues related

News | Antisemitism Watch

Anti-Jewish crime in NYC dwarfs anti-Black crime

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

Politics | Campus Watch

New Report Reveals Increased Campus Anti-Zionist Activism Linked to Rise in Harassment of Jewish Students

A mock Israeli checkpoint set up during a past ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ at the University of California at Los Angeles …

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Why is the ADL aligning itself with Al Sharpton?

Not only a disservice to the Jewish community; but  a slap in the face to the African American community as well. Opinion.

News | Jewish Community

A Young Man With Autism’s Unexpected Gift to Friendship Circle

Secondhand boutique in North Carolina gets a boost from a grateful employee

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

'Intrinsically tied to Black Lives Matter': Harvard student leads anti-Israel march on Capitol

Washington, D.C. ⁠— Protesters on Wednesday marched from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building in a demonstration intended to tie the cause of Black Lives Matter to the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement against Israel.

Politics | BDS

Portland Jewish Federation unwilling to denounce BDS

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Antisemitism Watch

America: “Day of Rage” rallies support violence and terror

Some scenes from yesterday’s “Day of Rage” rallies across America that glorified and incited to violence.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Demonstrators Scream ‘Slaughter the Jews’ at Brussels Rally

"Yes of course, we only hear that: religion of peace. But everything that has been happening for years in the world proves the opposite."

Politics | POLITICS

The ADL’s Disgrace

It’s hard to think of a more prominent anti-Semite in American public life over the last 30 years than the Rev. Al Sharpton.

News | News

BDS groups plan anti-annexation ‘Day of Rage’ across the US

"We demand the defunding and dismantling of US police alongside the defunding and dismantling of Zionist colonialism and racist Israeli apartheid."

News | Antisemitism Watch

Anti-Semitism gets you fired by Labour, but hired by NYT

It turns out The New York Times has lower standards when it comes to those who spread anti-Semitic canards than even Britain’s

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Swastika sign found on Ohio couple’s pizza, employees fired

What was meant to be a simple stop for pizza at an Ohio Little Ceasar’s turned out to be anything but when the couple found an offensive message inside the box.

Politics | Politics

The link between George Orwell, George Floyd and the Jews

Anybody who believes that the goal of the protesters has been to raise consciousness about the unfair treatment of blacks is missing the point and the bigger picture.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

College Stands by Student Leader Who Claimed Jews 'Worship' WW2

The Pomona College senior class president has received little condemnation for reposting a vulgar, anti-Semitic Instagram story claiming Jewish people "hate brown [people]" and "worship" World War II. She also compared the war in Yemen to the Holocaust. R

News | Jewish Community

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter sends message 'Jews are not welcome'

Belgium curbing religious freedom with ban on kosher slaughter, top European rabbi Says.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Jews Most Targeted Group for Hate Crimes in Toronto Area, New Data Shows

The Toronto skyline. Photo: John Vetterli via Wikimedia Commons. Newly-published police data showed that Jews were the most targeted group …

News | Antisemitism Watch

Chelsea Handler deletes video clip of Louis Farrakhan that included her defense of his anti-Semitism

The Jewish comedian was criticized on social media after writing that "perhaps Farrakhan's anti-Semitic views took form during his own oppression."

News | Antisemitism Watch

Chelsea Handler Calls Farrakhan Video ‘Powerful’

Actress Chelsea Handler shared a video of Louis Farrakhan discussing racism on her Instagram page on June 14 and called it “powerful.”

News | Antisemitism Watch

The Arab American Plan to Defeat America's Jews

The Arab American Institute outlined a plan to undermine pro-Israel support in America — and it worked Around 1990, James Zogby, president of the Arab American

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

RESIST de Blasio: Orthodox Jews 'Liberate' NYC Playground in Provocative Move

Just one day after a Jewish NYC lawmaker promised to “cut off the chains” to reopen the city’s playgrounds, three members of an informal #RESIST group did just that.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Orthodox Jews sue de Blasio, Cuomo for discrimination over lockdown rules

The plaintiffs, along with two Catholic priests, accused the officials of "blatant double standards" in their enforcement of social distancing orders.

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

‘The man is deranged’: Video from Brooklyn showing ‘gates to a Jewish park welded shut to enforce social distancing’ earns Bill de Blasio even MORE contempt

"Maybe it's time for that federal civil rights investigation after all."

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Trump increases his support for Israel to unprecedented levels

After threats comes action: Years of American warnings about the International Criminal Court's continued probes prompted US President Donald Trump

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

As Chaos Erupted During George Floyd Protests in Los Angeles, Local Jewish Security Group Mobilized to Protect Community

Magen Am’s Yossi Eilfort, far right, with national guardsmen on patrol in Los Angeles. As unrest, violence, and rampant looting …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

How calling people ‘White Jews’ became an insidious slander

The debate over whether Jews are “white” has a long history in the US. Books and researchers have looked at how Jews fit into America’s history of racial classification.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Ice Cube is Tweeting Anti-Semitic Images and Russian Propaganda

Rapper Ice Cube has been sharing anti-Semitic images and Russian propaganda on Twitter recently. See the problematic posts here.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

LA Rabbi: Black Lives Matter Pogrom Was Like Kristalnacht

While some LA synagogues are shamefully pandering to Black Lives Matter, one Rabbi is telling the truth about the BLM pogrom.

Politics | BDS

Outrage After Far-Left Pro-BDS Group Ties Israel to Minneapolis Police Violence

Protesters gather at the scene where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling …

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

Antisemite Of The Week: Al Sharpton, Not a Racist Just a Jew Hater

Al Sharpton is an American "civil rights activist," Baptist minister, talk show host and failed politician. In July 1991, a controversy erupted when Leonard Jeffries, a professor at New York’s City College accused “rich Jews” of financing the slave

Politics | Leftists & Antisemitism

De Blasio Condemned Jewish Funeral but Attended George Floyd Memorial with Thousands of People

Mayor de Blasio was booed at the event, which drew far more people than the 2,500-strong Jewish funeral in April.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Riots result in 'huge damage' to Jewish temples and businesses in Los Angeles

The riots in the US over the death of George Floyd, an African American who was in police custody, have

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Synagogue Defaced With Antisemitic Graffiti Amid Los Angeles Riots; Security Guards Fend Off Vandals From Second Temple

Antisemitic graffiti on the Beth Israel synagogue in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles following violent protests, May 30, 2020. …

News | Antisemitism Watch

Los Angeles: Synagogue vandalized during riots over George Floyd's death

Anti-Israel graffiti found on one of Los Angeles' oldest synagogues on the same day as mass protests over police killing of man in custody.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Orthodox Jews Are Half of Covid-19 Plasma Donors, Doctor Tells New York Times

Menashe Sadik, of Baltimore, Md., reads scripture while donating blood at the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Photo: Damian Giletto / …

News | Jewish Community

As Officials Ease Coronavirus Restrictions, Synagogues Show Caution - Going beyond the letter of the law to protect life

A sign attached to the padlocked door of the Shas Chevra Lubavitch synagogue in Budapest, Hungary, reads: “To fulfill the mitzvah of ‘you shall guard your lives very well,’ the synagogue is closed. Everyone is requested to pray individually at home.” (Photo: Alef/Vamos)

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

De Blasio is stoking anti-Semitism. He’s not alone. – The Forward

Mayor DeBlasio should be ashamed. But the rest of us need to take a long hard look at ourselves, too.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Number of Antisemitic Incidents in Canada Hits Record High for Fourth Straight Year

A view of Toronto, which is home to Canada’s largest Jewish community. Photo: John Vetterli via Wikimedia Commons. The number …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

NYC Democrat Mayor Bill De Blasio Singles Out ‘Jewish Community’ In Threatening Arrests Over Social Distancing

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio faced instant and widespread backlash late on Monday night over a tweet that singled out the “Jewish community” in threatening arrests for not following social distancing guidelines. De Blasio tweete

Miscellaneous | Chabad

Decades Before Zoom, The Rebbe Used Interactive Video to Connect the World

In 1989, the “Chanukah Live” program showed that satellite technology can advance connectedness, peace and unity

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Worldwide population of 14.7 million Jews falls short of pre-war numbers

World Jewry reached a population of 16.6 million right before the start of World War II in 1939.

Miscellaneous | Jewish Life

Remembering the Holocaust in a post-'sacred survival' era

For several decades, the Holocaust shaped the way American Jews thought about their place in the modern world. For the

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

Coronavirus, Blacks, and Black-Hats — a Classic New York Times Double Standard

Ultra-Orthodox Jews. Photo: Wikicommons. Let’s take a look at a side-by-side comparison of two New York Times news articles about …

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Morocco's Tiny Jewish Community Hit Hard by Coronavirus, With 11 Dead

A general view shows an empty street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Casablanca, Morocco, March 20, …

News | News

Rivlin: Passover reminds us that the Jewish people are all one family

'This is our story, our anchor, what binds us together – even when we need to be apart.'

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Crown Heights: A Jewish Community Under Attack From Coronavirus

Kindness abounds from behind closed doors, even though its streets are silent

Miscellaneous | Chabad

A Perfectly F.R.E.E. Passover Food Distribution Moves Outdoors in Brooklyn for Inner-City Seniors Especially Vulnerable to Pandemic

Organizers and volunteers for F.R.E.E. moved the annual Passover food distribution from the Warbasse Jewish Heritage Congregation to an outside location in order to accommodate social distancing during the current coronavirus crisis. A volunteer warns seniors to keep their distance when picking up the food.
Organizers and volunteers for F.R.E.E. moved the annual Passover food distribution from the Warbasse Jewish Heritage Congregation to an outside location in order to accommodate social distancing during the current coronavirus crisis. A volunteer warns seniors to keep their distance when picking up the food.
Every year, Ellen Mandelbaum helps distribute Passover goods for needy Jewish families in South Brooklyn, N.Y. It’s a practice she started with the first distribution nine years ago.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Anti-Semitism and Israel Advocacy Matters Even More During Coronavirus

There’s no doubt that anti-Semites and Israel detractors haven’t gone away simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the coronavirus, they, too, have

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

New Jersey Man in Custody for Threatening to Beat Up Orthodox Jews Over Coronavirus Distancing

Anthony Lodespoto was arrested for allegedly threatening Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, New Jersey, over coronavirus distancing. Photo: Ocean County Jail. …

Miscellaneous | Passover

How to Cook for Passover with No Specialty Ingredients - Tips & Recipes for Coronavirus Cooking

There’s no question that Passover this year looks very different from usual for most of us.

Miscellaneous | Passover

Coronavirus Nixed Your Seder Plans? - These FAQs Are for You

with coronavirus curtailing travel plans and social
interactions, many are facing the prospect of celebrating Passover alone. Here's what you need to know.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Manhattan D.A. Prosecuted Just 21 Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes in Past Decade

Records from the Manhattan district attorney's office indicate D.A. Cyrus Vance prosecuted just 13 individuals for anti-Semitic hate crimes between 2017 and 2019, less than half of those arrested in his jurisdiction during that time and a bare 6 percent o

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America’s Largest Population of Holocaust Survivors Is Endangered by the Coronavirus as Crown Heights and Borough Park Shut Down

The pandemic inflicts miseries that are particular to each place it visits

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A Minyan in the Time of Social Distancing

Fifteen of us gathered loosely around a streetlight to pray for my late mother.

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New York's Kosher Restaurants Feeling the Pinch as Coronavirus Pandemic Closes Bars, Eateries Across City

An empty street is seen in Manhattan borough of New York City, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), …

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Imagining what a President Bernie Sanders would mean for Jews

When Bernie Sanders won the presidential election in a squeaker last year, progressive Jews enthused that a glorious new era in American Judaism had dawned.

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Brooklyn grand jury fails to indict woman accused of anti-Semitic attack

Jasmine Lucas, 24, was held for seven days in Rikers Island on a charge of second-degree robbery as a hate crime after her New Year’s Day arrest in Williamsburg.

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Condition of Monsey stabbing victim improves

Man in comma since Hanukkah stabbing opens eyes, is breathing on his own, sources say.

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Israeli Embassy Rips 'Vile' Spanish Parade Show for 'Banalizing' Holocaust

The controversial parade show in Campo de Criptana, Spain. Photo: YouTube screenshot (via Europa Press). The Israeli Embassy in Spain …

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The Rot Inside American Jewish Organizations

Something unusual happened in the world of Arab–Israeli negotiations early this year: The Palestinians were given a reason to come to the negotiating table.

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My Journey From Pakistani Muslim to Jerusalemite Jew - Stories of Return

My parents were secular Muslims who respected their religion; we all prayed and observed the holidays and some of the fasts. I turned out to be the most religious of the four daughters

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There’s a New Sheriff In Town—and He’s Wearing a Kippah

San Antonio sheriff’s deputy visibly displays his Judaism at graduation

Politics | Politics

The truth about anti-Semitism

Contra prominent Democrats, it's a virus, not a homegrown ideological phenomenon.