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Vandals smash windows of Brooklyn synagogue during Rosh Hashanah prayers

Mayor condemns 'shocking act of hate,' says police will find young women seen hurling milk crates at Williamsburg house of worship

Politics | Campus Watch

How Pro-Israel Students On Campus Can Fight Back Against Jew-Hatred

In a truly saddening but by no means unpredictable development, the AMCHA Initiative, which is a watchdog organization dedicated to investigating and combating anti-Semitism on university campuses across America, reported this week an

News | Antisemitism Watch

Group of Israelis Brutally Attacked in Warsaw by Arab Men Shouting 'Free Gaza'

Israeli Yotam Kashpizky after being beaten by a group of Arabs in Warsaw, Poland, September 8, 2019. Photo: Facebook screenshot. …

Politics | Op-Ed

Dems and Jewish Groups Pick Wrong Side on Omar-Tlaib

Should the Netanyahu government have barred “Squad” members and BDS advocates Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country? Chattering classes in both countries quickly took sides.

Politics | Opinion

Judaism should not be used an ideological prop | JNS

Protesters using Tisha B’Av to call for the elimination of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security are doing more than using a misleading analogy.

News | News

Palestinian factions praise cold blooded murder, calling it "natural" for them

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

News | Antisemitism

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: Stop Anti-Israel Hate in California Public Schools

The State of California is currently reviewing a model Ethnic Studies curriculum, which openly promotes hateful boycotts against Israel and omits antisemitism as a form of bigotry.

Politics | Opinion

Israel is in the Middle East: Nobody hijacked it. It's just not what its pioneers thought they'd created.

It’s not European. And it doesn’t divide into right and left, religious and secular. Matti Friedman, author of a new book about Mizrahi spies, on why Israel baffles and infuriates

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

French Jews Vow to Appeal Paris Court's Ruling That Antisemitic Murderer of Sarah Halimi Is 'Unfit' For Criminal Trial

Murdered French Jewish pensioner Sarah Halimi. Photo: Halimi family. Lawyers acting for the family of a French Jewish widow murdered …

News | Jewish Community

Kippah-Wearing Athlete Dedicates $25,000 ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Win to 'the Jewish People'

Michael Neuman (right) on “Million Dollar Mile” with the show’s host, Tim Tebow. Photo: Screenshot. An Orthodox Jew from Florida …

News | Antisemitism

Prager U’s Tyler Goldstein Legitimizes Antisemite Owen Benjamin | Israellycool

As Jew-hating 'comedian' Owen Benjamin continues to spread his hatred of the Jewish people unabated on Instagram and YouTube, a Jewish guest by the name of Tyler Goldstein has inexplicably agreed to appear on Benjamin's latest video.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Western New York High School Teacher Avoids Disciplinary Action After Remarks Praising Hitler

A customer holds a Polish copy of Adolf Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ at a bookstore in Wroclaw, Feb. 23, 2005. Photo: …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Long Legacy of the Shoah in Scandinavia – Tablet Magazine

Within the Northern European countries that make up Scandinavia there has been a revival of active scholarship and popular interest into the treatment of Jews during World War II. The subject is very much alive in these countries and much more so than in

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The real Birthright: Inheriting our Jewish story | The Jerusalem post

These sleights of hands and oversights rest on a bigger distortion – the barrage of claims that young American Jews are abandoning Israel.

News | Antisemitism

University of Sydney Says No Current Threat After Convicted Terrorist Said He Planned to Kill Jewish Students With Machete

University of Sydney Photo: Jason Tong. The University of Sydney in Australia expressed support for its Jewish community this week …

Politics | Resources

Birthright Israel: Why the Controversy? The real story. | HonestReporting

In recent years, controversy about Birthright-Israel has been making headlines. What is Birthright, why the controversy, and is it accomplishing its goals?

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Why Neo-Nazis Love The BDS Movement So Much

'Stop Zionism!' 'Israel is our misfortune!' Who said it: 'progressive' supporters of the boycott Israel movement – or U.S. white supremacists and German neo-Nazis?

News | Antisemitism Watch

Linda Sarsour’s Telling Reaction to New Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus | Israellycool

The Gaslighter-in-Chief has launched into a tweet and retweet storm following the announcement

News | Standing With Israel

The Hebrew-Speaking, Lover of Israel and Bibi Netanyahu…From Saudi Arabia | Israellycool

Remember the Saudi man who loves Israel so much, he uploaded a video of himself singing an Israeli song? Well, there's another Saudi lover of Israel in town.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Palestinian Uber driver in L.A. kicks 2 Jewish women out of his car | The Jerusalem post

The driver, named Mustafa, asked the women where they were coming from after they sat in the back seat.

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UCLA Student Gov’t Passes Resolution Defending SJP From Antisemitism Claims | Jewish & Israel News

The entrance of UCLA. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Student government representatives at the University of California, Los Angeles, passed a resolution …

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Herman Wouk’s Calling Card | Jewish Week

What ‘This Is My God’ meant to traditional Jews in mid-century America.

Politics | Politics

Rashida Tlaib and the Trojan horse of antisemitic tropes

While we all should be condemning antisemitic stereotypes, we need to not lose focus on what’s the main cause of systematic left-wing antisemitism.

News | News

Israel Using Holocaust to 'Blackmail' Germany, Palestinians Claim in Response to Bundestag Condemnation of BDS

The German parliament building in Berlin. Photo: Reuters / Hannibal Hanschke. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has issued a furious rebuke …

News | Jewish Community

In Poway, a Shabbat of Healing, Inspiration and Joy - Led by Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, congregants experience an ‘unforgettable’ Shabbat

The previous Shabbat, they ran from the synagogue, fleeing a gunman’s bullets. This week, they filled it to capacity as Chabad of Poway, Calif., hosted a Shabbat that was at once solemn and joyous.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Prager: What have Jews learned from the Holocaust? Not much - Jerusalem Post

The fact is the most important task for any society is to devise ways to make people good.

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Here Is What You Need To Know About The AR-15-Toting ‘Tactical Rabbi,’ Raziel Cohen | Daily Wire

Who can forget the infamous opening line to Hunter S. Thompson's semi-autobiographical novel, "Fear and Loathing Las Vegas"?

Politics | Antisemitism

NYT Ripped For Anti-Semitic Cartoon, Non-Apology. Israeli Cartoonist Destroys Them. | Daily Wire

The New York Times came under intense fire over the weekend after the newspaper's international edition published a vile anti-Semitic cartoon that was widely condemned across the political spectrum.

Politics | Indoctrination on Campus

Is The Iranian Regime Promoting Campus Anti-Semitism?

As American Jews grapple with rising anti-Semitism on college campuses and in other arenas, they would be well-served remembering the root cause of much of the world’s Jew-hatred: the Islamic Republic of Iran, the

Politics | Opinion

FLEISHER: Explaining The Clash Of American Liberal Jewry And Israeli Nationalism

The recent landslide election of Benjamin Netanyahu and the ascendancy of the Israeli Right has deepened the rift between Israeli and American Jews — the latter of whom disproportionately identify with the political Left.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

HAMMER: Jews Simply Must Arm Themselves. Now.

According to a 2005 American Jewish Committee (AJC) study, American Jews are among the least likely of all American demographic groups to arm themselves: "Only 13 percent of Jewi

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Aggressive Response to Shooter Prevented Further Casualties at California Synagogue: Reports

A San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy secures the scene of a shooting incident at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Off Duty Border Patrol Agent Shot At Synagogue Shooter, Prevented 'Much Worse Tragedy' | Daily Wire

An off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent reportedly opened fire on a suspect who attacked a synagogue in California on Saturday and prevented a "much worse tragedy."

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Conservative, Reform & Progressive Jewish Leaders Are Creating the Divide Between American Jewry and Israel NOT Netanyahu

Many leaders of US Conservative, Reform & progressive Jewry have turned the two-state solution into a religion, dismissing concerns of the Israeli public.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Israel Apartheid Week flyer at Columbia U. depicts Jewish soldier with horns

Students Supporting Israel discovered the flyer and shared it on its Facebook page

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Antisemitic Desecration of Massachusetts Jewish Cemetery Worse Than Originally Thought, Cops Say

Headstone vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts. Photo: Fall River Police Department. Police in Fall River, Massachusetts, said …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Terra Incognita: Growing anti-Jewsh retoric in the U.S.

This is quite convenient: to take a tiny minority group like Jews and accuse them constantly and systematically of being white supremacists.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

'I Am Not Afraid,' Argentina's Chief Rabbi Says, as He Recovers in Hospital After Brutal Beating

Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich was visited in hospital by the Israeli ambassador in Buenos Aires, Ilan Sztulman (c). Photo: …

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Antisemitic Mural Defaced (Meaning: Improved) In Downtown LA — Jewish Journal

UPDATE: 3:54 p.m. on Feb. 26: Jeff Norman, a representative of the Vortex, where a mural featuring Stars of David has caused consternation in the Jewish

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Sarsour Calls for a Boycott of The Forward

Women’s March, Inc. co-president Linda Sarsour called for a boycott of The Forward on Feb. 13, tweeting that they weren’t progressive enough.

News | The News

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Survivor and Wounded Police Officer Among Honored Guests at Trump’s State of the Union Address

Judah Samet survived the shooting massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. Photo: White House. A Holocaust survivor who emerged …

Politics | Opinion

Where Are America’s Jewish Leaders?

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.). Photo: Screenshot. Israel is once again facing major new international military and political challenges. Yet despite …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Insisting it’s not anti-Semitic, NJ group launches anti-ultra-Orthodox campaign | The Times of Israel

Video that echoes holocaust poem urges residents of the towns surrounding Lakewood not to sell to haredi Jews, warning they are taking over the area and harming 'quality of life'

Politics | Opinion

Termites, Bigots and GOATs: Rationalizing Complicity with Anti-Semitism

Consider the front page story in the New York Times Sunday Review, which singled out the Palestinian issue as "one of the great moral challenges of our time" -- ignoring Syria, Ukraine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Chechnya, Tibet, Cyprus and many far greater

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Ocasio-Cortez Embraces Anti-Semitic Women's March After DNC, Top Dems Cut Ties

On Saturday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) embraced the anti-Semitic Women's March, just days after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and other left-wing organizations cut ties with the movement over blatant anti-Semitism.

Politics | POLITICS

I'm Jewish, and I Think the Biggest Increase in Anti-Semitism Is From the Left

The biggest increase in anti-Semitism in the last 10 or so years has come from the left. Just ask young Jews who wear yarmulkes or are vocally pro-Israel on most American college campuses.

Politics | Politics

Left's Response To The Mass Shooting Of Jews Is An Act Of Bad Faith

If you think calling out George Soros is de facto anti-Semitism, your main concern is liberalism, not Jews or anti-Semitism.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Outrage as Pence brings out Messianic ‘rabbi’ to pray for synagogue victims

Loren Jacobs invokes 'Jesus the Messiah' in his prayer; Pence says he did not know the cleric, who was invited to event by Jewish GOP candidate Lena Epstein

News | Antisemitism Watch

LEVY: Toxic Jew hatred on the rise globally

The tragic mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue during Shabbat morning services hit far too close to home.The alleged shooter Robert Bowers — who has a Twitter feed full of virulently anti…

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Victims Identified, Include 97-Year-Old, Pair of Brothers

The 11 Jews massacred on Saturday by a white supremacist gunman at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh have...

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Under neo-Nazi and jihadist bullying, Swedish Jewish communities are shuttering

In addition to violent harassment from two Jew-hating populations, Swedish Jews also must live under government-enforced strict secularism

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Starbucks' flavored drinks lose Kosher certification - CBS News

A top Kosher certification company has dropped Starbucks drinks with syrups, sauces, toppings and powders

Politics | POLITICS

Why Postmodern Intersectionality Imperils Israel and Jews

The vogue theory of intersectionality has managed to de-emphasize prejudice against Jews, demonstrating that it is just another vehicle for anti-Semitism.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Jews Get to Define Anti-Semitism, Not Shaun King – Tablet Magazine

Why Shaun King is an example of a very public failure to live up to anti-oppression values in the social justice movement.

History | Judaism

Committed to the future of Jewish life

One thing that struck me about the recent Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly was how many people are dedicated to ensure the future of Jewish life. About 3,000 people atte…

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Chabad’s Massive Growth Is Pragmatic, Yet ‘Defies Logic’ | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

JNS.org – How do you go about feeding a crowd of 5,600 hungry rabbis and other guests, many of whom have...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

New York Times Avoids Calling a Jew a Jew | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

When is a Jew not a Jew? When The New York Times is writing about him or her and is...

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Company selling swastika apparel as progressive symbol of peace

Before being used by Hitler’s Nazi regime, swastikas were commonly known as an ancient sign used by Hindus and Buddhists carrying positive associations such as auspiciousness and good fortune.

News | The News

Vandals destroy over 100 Jewish headstones amongst dozens of bomb threats to Jewish centers – TheBlaze

St. Louis’s Fox2 has reported that over 100 headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City Missouri have been vandalized, and knocked over.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Will American Jews wake up after 28 bomb threats?

All may come and go. It’s the Jewish tradition of “welcome the stranger.” But this practice, this ageold, honored Jewish value may now very well change in Jewish facilities throughout the United States.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Some thoughts on being Jewish in contemporary polite society

A famous screenwriter/director and I were having lunch, doing our interview, and I asked him this one thing, and he answered this other thing, but that other thing didn’t make sense, and I followed up, and he once again said the other thing. And again,

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A Response to Yesterday’s Anti-Semitic Hate Crime from a “Whiny Brat Jew”

By now you’ve probably already heard that on Tuesday night students discovered swastikas graffitied in McCabe. I’m not sure what’s

News | Jewish Community

Paris police tell Chabad not to light Hanukkah candles in public spaces - The Times of Israel

Miri Michaeli, Europe correspondent for Israel’s Channel 10 news, tweets a troubling report from Paris. The tweet reads, in Hebrew: “Chabad: Paris police order [us] to cancel most of our public [Hanukkah] candlelighting in the city, in light of the terror attack and the fear of additional attacks..."