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  • Battling hate in the spirit of Queen Esther

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2017
    By ELLEN HERSHKIN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Shots fired into a classroom window at an Indiana synagogue. Cemeteries desecrated in Pennsylvania, Missouri, and New York. Swastikas scrawled on Jewish buildings. More than 100 bomb threats called in to Jewish community centers. Inherent Protections History doesn’t always repeat itself, but echoes of the darkest chapters serve as warnings. We study […]
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  • In the age of Trump, a quandary for Jewish leaders: Access or resistance?

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the umbrella body for the community’s policy groups, and J Street, the liberal Middle East peace lobby, held conferences recently about seven blocks apart. Downtown D.C. is pleasantly people-free on weekends, and the weather, weirdly unseasonable, was mild, so traipsing back and forth wasn’t a problem. A […]
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  • Former reporter arrested in connection with bomb threats against Jewish institutions

    By jwadmin on March 4, 2017
    By SEAN SAVAGE/JNS.org – Federal authorities arrested Juan M. Thompson, a 31-year-old former reporter from St. Louis, Friday, March 3, in connection with eight bomb threats called into several Jewish institutions over the last month, including the Anti-Defamation (ADL) League, officials said. Thompson, who was fired as a reporter for The Intercept, allegedly made threats to exact revenge against a woman who had […]
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  • ADL Praises FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arrest of St. Louis Man in Threat to Its New York Office and Several Other Jewish Institutions

    By jwadmin on March 3, 2017
    New York City – The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the arrest of a St. Louis man in connection with a bomb threat against its headquarters in New York and threats against at least eight other Jewish institutions across the United States. According to a complaint unsealed this morning in Manhattan federal court, Juan Thompson, 31, of St. Louis, Missouri, is alleged […]
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  • Stockpiling blankets, diapers and resilience Jewish Community Centers carry on

    By jwadmin on March 2, 2017
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Harriet Shirley may have had more exposure to Jews and anti-Semitism than the rest of her fellow Christians. She had Jewish acquaintances, read Holocaust nonfiction as a teen and later visited concentration camps on a trip to Europe. But she was still dumbfounded when the […]
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  • At Las Vegas confab, Republican Jews gingerly find reasons to celebrate Trump’s presidency

    By jwadmin on March 2, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS LAS VEGAS (JTA) – Republican Jews have President Donald Trump to thank for their party’s renewed dominance of Washington politics. So what do they think of him? Marlyn Appelbaum paused to contemplate the question at the opening of the Republican Jewish Coalition’s confab at the Venetian resort hotel here Friday evening, Feb. 24. Then she avoided mentioning the president. Enthusiastic About […]
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  • Four  Jewish takeaways from Trump’s big speech to Congress

    By jwadmin on March 2, 2017
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Donald Trump’s speech to a joint meeting of Congress is getting rave reviews for the subdued, “presidential” style of his delivery, and positive feedback from the Jewish community for opening remarks denouncing anti-Semitic acts as examples of “hate and evil.” But there ensues the inevitable Trumpian conundrum: What did he actually mean? Here are four takeaways […]
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  • 2017 Goldziher Prize Awarded to Top Journalists for coverage of American muslims

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    ANDOVER / NORTH ANDOVER — The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College, in collaboration with the William and Mary Greve Foundation, announces the winners of the 2017 Goldziher Prize: Joshua Seftel, Samuel Freedman, and Robin Wright. The Goldziher Prize is named for Ignác Goldziher (1850-1921), a Hungarian Jew, one of the first university scholars in Europe to […]
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  • Abandoning Israel

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield David Friedman, Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to Israel, may have been channeling Groucho Marx when he went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and seemed to contradict a string of insults he hurled against Barack Obama, liberal Jews, supporters of Israeli-Palestinian peace and others who don’t share his extremist views. Regrets His Words? Friedman, […]
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  • Jews supporting torched Tampa mosque $18 at a time

    By jwadmin on March 1, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The Muslim man who started a crowdfunding page to help repair a mosque in Tampa damaged in an arson attack realized that many of the donors were Jewish after noticing the gifts came in multiples of 18. Adeel Karim set up the Stand With New Tampa Muslims Against Hate crowdfunding page on the Launchgood website […]
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