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  • Jewish editor among 5 killed in Annapolis newspaper shooting

    By jwadmin on June 29, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — One of the five victims killed in a shooting at a newspaper in Annapolis, Md., was Jewish. Gerald Fischman, 61, the editorial page editor at the Capital Gazette, was killed Thursday, June 28, along with four others — sales assistant Rebecca Smith, 34; editor Rob Hiassen, 59; reporter and editor John McNamara, 56; and reporter […]
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  • American-Israeli teen convicted in Tel Aviv for JCC bomb threats in U.S.

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — A 19-year-old American-Israeli man has been convicted of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and Jewish schools in the United States, as well as to airlines. Michael Kadar, who holds dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and whose name is barred from publication in Israel, was convicted Thursday, June 28, in Tel Aviv District Court on […]
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  • Supreme Court upholds Trump’s travel ban

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s executive order mandating a ban on travel from several Muslim majority countries. The court voted 5-4 to uphold the order in a decision announced Tuesday, June 26. The order “is squarely within the scope of presidential authority,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion. Jewish Groups On […]
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  • U.S. and Israel team up to stop hackers and to study energy issues

    By jwadmin on June 28, 2018
    JERUSALEM (JTA) – The United States and Israel have established a partnership to study energy issues, including cybersecurity. U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz recently signed an agreement to launch the U.S.-Israel Center of Excellence in Energy, Engineering and Water Technology. In March, the Congress appropriated $4 million for the Department of Energy to establish the center for […]
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  • Will the real obscenities in 2018 please stand up? Health care is a Jewish priority!

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield The true obscenity in 2018 America isn’t Rosanne Barr’s racist tweet or Samantha Bee’s vulgar term to describe Ivanka Trump, which her father has used repeatedly to describe other women. Nor is it Donald Trump himself boasting on the infamous Access Hollywood about grabbing women by their genitalia, or Tennessee Rep. Diane Black blaming school […]
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  • 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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