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National

  • DC Report: Exit Sessions?

    By jwadmin on September 6, 2018
    DC Report By Douglas Bloomfield After  escalating and bitter attacks on his attorney general (AG), it appears increasingly likely President Trump will finally dump Jeff Sessions, possibly right after the midterm elections. The intensifying battle reflects a president with little interest in the rule of law, and an overarching interest in protecting himself in the face of tidal waves of […]
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  • Titanic victim’s Hebrew-letter watch sold at auction 

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – A pocket watch with Hebrew letters on its face that belonged to a Jewish Russian immigrant who died aboard the Titanic sold at auction for $57,500. Heritage Auctions offered the pocket watch at its headquarters in Dallas on Saturday in a public auction of important Americana memorabilia. The watch, which features Moses holding the Ten […]
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  • Los Angeles synagogue sues city and county over destructive Skirball fire

    By jwadmin on August 31, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — The Leo Baeck Temple in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air has filed a lawsuit against the city and county over last year’s Skirball Fire. The fire, which broke out on Dec. 6, 2017, destroyed six homes and damaged 12 others, and required the evacuation of about 700 homes as well as an apartment building. […]
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  • Rotten apples don’t fall far from the tree

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    DC Report By DOUGLAS BLOOMFIELD Donald J. Trump has been called many things — misogynist, white supremacist, racist, Islamophobe, homophobe, xenophobe, nativist, narcissist— but not a truth-teller. He likes to boast about all the jobs he has created, but he seems to overlook the most important: fact checkers. He confessed he uses the term “fake media” not to point out […]
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  • Sen. John McCain’s parting words are a warning about the ‘alt-right

    By jwadmin on August 29, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – John McCain’s farewell message was seven short paragraphs packed with the qualities that made the Arizona Republican stand out among his colleagues in the Senate: a paean to his family and to the state and country he loved, gratitude for the opportunity to serve in its military and in Congress, and acknowledgment of his flaws. […]
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  • Jewish video gamer opens fire during tournament killing 2 and himself

    By jwadmin on August 27, 2018
    (JTA) – A video gamer opened fire during a tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., killing two and then fatally shooting himself. The gunman was identified as David Katz, 24, of Baltimore, Md. The Forward has reported that Katz is Jewish. Nine other people were wounded in the shooting Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Madden NFL 19 eSports video game tournament. It was held […]
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  • Sen John McCain, who made human rights, Israel central to his foreign policy, dies at 81

    By jwadmin on August 27, 2018
    By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) – Sen. John McCain, who made human rights and Israel centerpieces of his advocacy for a robust U.S. influence across the planet, has died. The Arizona Republican died Saturday, Aug. 25, at the family ranch in Sedona, Ariz., one day after declining further treatment for brain cancer. He was 81. “With the Senator when he passed […]
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  • Amy Siskind has been called a face of the anti-Trump resistance. Liberal critics claim she is an impostor.

    By jwadmin on August 22, 2018
    BY BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Without Twitter, Amy Siskind’s work documenting the Trump presidency would be a lot harder. But now Twitter has made her life harder, too. Siskind is the writer of The Weekly List, an online compendium—and now podcast and book, “The List”—that seeks to record every way in which the president is departing from or […]
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  • Stephen Miller’s uncle calls him an ‘immigration hypocrite’

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – The uncle of Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, has accused his nephew of being an “immigration hypocrite” who supports policies that would have condemned his own Jewish family to death if they had been enacted a century ago. Writing in Politico, Miller’s maternal uncle David Glosser described how Miller’s great-great-grandfather Wolf-Leib Glosser fled […]
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  • ‘Odd Mom Out’ star tells how her son was victimized by anti-Semitism at school

    By jwadmin on August 15, 2018
    By SAM SOKOL NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Even celebrities and their families can fall victim to prejudice and xenophobia, Jill Kargman recently found out. Writing in Tablet, the author and star of Bravo’s “Odd Mom Out” recalled how her son came to her as she was recovering from a double mastectomy and, crying, described how a classmate at his exclusive New […]
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