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  • Shoshana Cardin, Jewish leader who broke multiple glass ceilings, is dead

    By jwadmin on May 24, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Shoshana Cardin, a Baltimore philanthropist who was the first woman to be chairwoman of her city’s Jewish federation, the national umbrella body of the Jewish federation movement and also of the powerful Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has died. Cardin, who was in failing health in recent years, was 91, according to JmoreLiving.com. Known […]
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  • Missouri’s first Jewish governor faces state’s first-ever impeachment hearing

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Missouri lawmakers have called for a special session to consider impeaching a governor, a first for the state, in the case of Eric Greitens, its first Jewish governor. The state legislature will convene on May 18 to consider discipline against Gov. Eric Greitens, a Republican, who has been accused of coercing a woman into sexual […]
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  • Uber suspends Chicago driver accused kicking out Israeli diplomat

    By jwadmin on May 10, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Uber suspended one of its drivers in Chicago pending an investigation into an Israeli diplomat’s claim that the driver threw him out for speaking in Hebrew. Itay Milner, deputy consul general of Israel to the Midwest, wrote on Facebook Thursday, May 5, that he was 10 minutes into his ride, which he booked with the ride-sharing application of […]
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  • Rabbi Aaron Panken, HUC president, killed in plane crash

    By jwadmin on May 7, 2018
    NEW YORK  CITY (JTA) – Rabbi Aaron Panken, the president of Hebrew Union College, was killed piloting a small aircraft in the Hudson Valley area of New York state. MidHudson News reported that the plane crashed in a wooded area in the Town of Wawayanda, near the New Jersey border Saturday, May 5. A passenger, Frank Reiss, a flight instructor, was injured. An […]
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  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will predict hate speech content within the next decade

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — In congressional testimony, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently predicted that the popular social media application would have the tools to stop hate speech before it spreads within the next decade. Zuckerberg, speaking Tuesday, April 10, to senators concerned in part about Facebook’s susceptibility to foreign powers who would use the service to meddle in American elections, said […]
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  • Mueller investigating payment to Trump Organization by Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire

    By jwadmin on April 12, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a payment to President Donald Trump’s foundation from a Ukrainian steel magnate who, among other things, has supported the resurgence of the country’s Jewish community. Mueller, the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, is looking into a $150,000 donation made by Viktor Pinchuk to […]
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  • Clarence Thomas’ wife says Jews ‘gave up their firearms to Hitler’

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    WASHINGTON (JTA) — The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas shared a recent Facebook post blaming the Holocaust in part on gun control and attacking survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The post was one of several identified by recently The Hill as posted by Virginia Thomas. They registered strong disagreement with gun control while criticizing the survivors […]
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  • DC Report: The truth according to Trump

    By jwadmin on April 11, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield A key to the success of Andy Borowitz’s daily satire for the New Yorker is there’s often more than a grain or three of truth in what he says. That’s the case in a recent one declaring “Video emerges of Trump lying under oath.” The lie, Borowitz said, was the presidential inaugural oath — remember, it’s the […]
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  • Several Jewish groups urge Supreme Court to block Trump travel ban

    By jwadmin on April 5, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – At least six Jewish civil rights organizations are urging the Supreme Court to block President Donald Trump’s most recent ban on travel from a number of predominately Muslim countries. The groups filed a joint amicus brief with the court asking it to uphold lower court rulings that have blocked the “Muslim ban.” The brief, spearheaded by […]
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  • U.S. Supreme Court will not hear case on American victims of Palestinian terror

    By jwadmin on April 4, 2018
    Without issuing a comment, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, thereby leaving the lower court ruling standing. By SEAN SAVAGE (JNS) – The United States Supreme Court on Monday, April 2, declined to hear an appeal regarding a lawsuit brought forth by American victims of Palestinian terrorism. The case, Sokolow v. Palestine Liberation Organization, contended that the PLO and Palestinian Authority were […]
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