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National

  • Poll shows deep divide between Israeli and American Jews — on Trump

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Israeli and American Jews disagree on much—settlements, religious pluralism, even the degree to which they are “family.” And now you can add Donald Trump to the mix. Twin polls of Israeli and American Jews published by the American Jewish Committee on Sunday, June 10, uncovered divides on all these issues, but an especially stark one […]
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  • Jewish activists, groups are helping families separated at the border

    By jwadmin on June 20, 2018
    BY BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – When Mary McCabe explains America’s immigration courts to children who have been separated from their parents, she tries to make it interactive. She draws a sketch of a courtroom and asks kids to identify the figures in the room —like the judge or the lawyers — and where they sit. For younger […]
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  • A day after honoring Jeff Sessions, Orthodox Union questions family separations at border

    By jwadmin on June 15, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Orthodox Union (O.U.) has released a statement criticizing the Trump administration’s policy of separating the families of illegal immigrants after they cross the U.S. border. The statement came one day after the O.U., an umbrella Orthodox group, hosted a speech by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose department has pledged to strictly enforce the […]
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  • Barr apologizes to Soros for calling him a Nazi collaborator in tweet

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –Roseanne Barr  has apologized to Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros for calling the Jewish philanthropist a Nazi collaborator. Recently, Barr had tweeted that Chelsea Clinton was married to a Soros nephew, which Clinton refuted in a tweet. In the tweet, Clinton praised Soros’ Open Society Foundations, which provides grants to civil society groups around the world, with a […]
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  • Quicken Loans makes it kosher for Orthodox Jews to take out a mortgage

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA)– Orthodox Jews can continue to take out mortgages and other loans from Quicken Loans after the company resolved a Jewish legal problem. Agudath Israel of America, a major haredi Orthodox organization, issued a Jewish legal ruling in April prohibiting Jews from taking out loans from the Detroit-based company because it is majority-owned by Jews — notably Dan Gilbert, who […]
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  • Why New Jersey’s Orthodox stalled a bill banning child marriages

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A bill that would ban teenagers under 18 from marrying in New Jersey has been stalled because of opposition from the state’s haredi Orthodox community. Agudath Israel of America, the national haredi organization, says it supports the bill but that its provisions are too strict. Citing child marriages that take place in […]
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  • Why Orthodox groups say the Supreme Court’s cake shop ruling is good for the Jews

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By  BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Seven Supreme Court justices sided with a Colorado baker in his legal fight with a gay couple. Eight major Jewish groups weighed in on the decision. Six of the Jewish groups disagreed with the decision. But two Orthodox organizations dissented from the rest, calling the ruling a victory for religious freedom. “Too […]
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  • David Friedman tells the media to keep their ‘mouths shut.’ But what did they actually say?

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – David Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel, waded into the debate over media coverage of Israel with a pointed request to journalists. Reporters should “just keep your mouths shut until you figure it out,” he was quoted as saying at a conference launching a new Jerusalem bureau for MediaLine, a Middle East news service. […]
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  • Harvey Weinstein’s wife reveals her ‘humiliation’ with scandal exposé

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The estranged wife of producer Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman, said she was humiliated and shocked by allegations of sexual exploitation by her husband. Chapman, co-founder of the Marchesa fashion label, recently told Vogue magazine in her first interview over the scandals involving her husband that she had not left her home for weeks since they came to […]
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  • Texas school shooting suspect posted photo with Nazi cross

    By jwadmin on May 25, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The suspect in a school shooting at a Texas high school that left at least 10 people dead had posted a photo of a symbol associated with Nazism on social media. On Friday morning, May 18, at least 10 people were killed and 10 wounded at a shooting at Santa Fe High School, outside Houston, […]
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