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Sarah Silverman Gets Furious Pushback For Supporting Ahed Tamimi

Comedian Sarah Silverman is at the center of a Twitter storm after tweeting in support of detained Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi over the …

Israel

Mormons Consider 4 Jewish Shooting Victims For Baptism Rite

(JTA) — The names of four of the Jewish victims of the shootings at a Parkland, Florida high school have been submitted for proxy baptisms by the …

Religion

Modern Orthodox Rabbis Are Struggling — Even As The Community Gets Wealthier

In 2008, Rabbi Josh Yuter got a job as the spiritual leader of a small synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It was hard work. He gave four talks …

Israel

With Russia Indictments, Rod Rosenstein Steps Into The Spotlight

Apart for obligatory congressional hearings, deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has tried to stay out of the limelight as much as possible since …

Donald Trump

Teacher Scott Beigel Never Wanted To Be Remembered As A Hero

(JTA) — Hundreds of family, friends, students and colleagues attended the funeral on Sunday of teacher Scott Beigel at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, …

Boca Raton

Chabad Footage Shows Nikolas Cruz ‘Casually Walking By’ After Shooting

(JTA) — A Chabad center in Coral Springs, Florida, may have evidence that can help police bring the Parkland high school shooter to justice.<p>When …

Nikolas Cruz

Overflow Crowds Throng Funerals For Slain Florida Students

Funerals for slain first-year high school students Jamie Guttenberg and Alex Schachter were moved Sunday to a Fort Lauderdale hotel to accommodate …

Latin America

Jewish Anti-Zionist Activist Booted From Britain’s Labour Party

(JTA) — Britain’s Labour Party expelled a Jewish anti-Zionist activist following a disciplinary hearing.<p>Tony Greenstein’s membership in the party was …

Israel

Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Over First-Class Travel Snafu

(JTA) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt cancelled a trip to Israel after criticism of his travel expenses.<p>Pruitt had been …

Scott Pruitt

Polish Embassy In Israel Vandalized With Swastikas As Shoah Law Fallout Grows

JERUSALEM/WARSAW, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Swastikas and profanities were daubed on the entrance to Poland’s embassy in Israel on Sunday after Polish Prime …

Israel

Polish PM Backtracks After Claiming Holocaust Had ‘Jewish Perpetrators’

(JTA) — The Polish prime minister’s comments that there were “Jewish perpetrators” in the Holocaust was “a sincere call for open discussion of crimes …

Israel

Israeli Telecom Officials Arrested As Netanyahu Corruption Investigations Widen

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel Police’s corruption unit and the Israel Securities Authority have opened an investigation into the Israel telecommunications …

Israel

Netanyahu Shows Remains Of Iranian Drone: ‘Do Not Test Israel’s Resolve’

(JTA) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to attack Iran in response to terror attacks on Israel’s soil.<p>“Israel will not allow Iran’s …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Heartbroken Town Feels Like ‘One Big Shiva House’ On Shabbat After Shootings

You might say it was the first Shabbat after south Florida’s 9/11. It goes by the name Stoneman Douglas and the hashtag #ParklandStrong.<p>It might seem …

Israel

Aly Raisman To BBYO: Be Kind, Speak Out, Stand Up For Survivors

(JTA) — Aly Raisman, the Olympic gold medalist gymnast, told a BBYO conference she drew strength from her Jewish upbringing.<p>Raisman, addressing the …

Aly Raisman

IDF Attacks 18 Hamas Targets Following Attack On Israeli Soldiers, Rocket Fire

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces attacked 18 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to an attack on Israeli soldiers and rocket …

Israel

School Shooter Nikolas Cruz Made Anti-Semitic, Racist Comments In Chat Group

(JTA) — Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz made anti-Semitic and other racist comments in a private Instagram group chat.<p>He wrote in the group chat …

Nikolas Cruz

More Than 1,000 Attend Funeral For Parkland Shooting Victim Meadow Pollack

(JTA) — More than 1,000 mourners gathered at a Parkland, Florida synagogue for the funeral of Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 students and staff killed …

Nikolas Cruz

Holocaust Had ‘Jewish Perpetrators,’ Poland PM Says When Defending New Law

(JTA) — In defending a controversial law limiting rhetoric on the Holocaust, Poland’s prime minister again angered Israeli politicians by saying that …

Israel

Pressure Mounts On FBI Over Botched Response To Tips About Florida Shooter

Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 …

Nikolas Cruz

Expert Questions Lena Dunham’s Decision To Get A Hysterectomy

At least one expert says the hysterectomy Lena Dunham opted to get for her endometriosis was highly unusual.This opinion was issued in response to …

Women's Health

Jewish Brothers Texted Love And Dread During Florida School Shooting

(JTA) — Sam and Matthew Zeif are both students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Matthew’s a freshman; Sam’s a senior.<p>The …

Nikolas Cruz

Hundreds Of Mourners Gather At Funeral For Shooting Victim Alyssa Alhadeff

Roughly 400 people attended the funeral of Alyssa Alhadeff, a Jewish, 15-year-old victim of the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school …

Funerals

Jaime Guttenberg’s Aunt Pleads For End To Gun ‘Sickness’ After Florida Shootings

(JTA) — Abbie Youkilis, the aunt of slain teenager Jaime Guttenberg, doesn’t want prayers. She wants action.<p>Jaime, 14, was one of the 17 students and …

Guns

Drake Gives $1 Million To Strangers For His New Music Video

If you were in Miami last week and didn’t receive a thick wad of bills from Canadian rapper Drake, stop reading this now. It’s only going to upset …

Rap & Hip-Hop

10 Jewish Groups Call On Census To Drop Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON (JTA0 — Ten Jewish organizations urged the Trump administration not to reinstate a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, saying …

Wilbur Ross

Mourners Gather At Funeral Of Alyssa Alhadeff, Jewish Shooting Victim

Roughly 400 people attended the funeral of Alyssa Alhadeff, a Jewish, 15-year-old victim of the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school …

Funerals

Jeffrey Tambor Is ‘Profoundly Disappointed’ Over Firing

Jeffrey Tambor is extremely unhappy with the results of Amazon’s investigation into claims that he sexually harassed members of the “Transparent” …

Jeffrey Tambor

FACT CHECK: Israel Does Not Have An Armed Citizenry, Mr. Huckabee

A visitor to Israel may be overwhelmed by the abundance of guns in the streets. Firearms seem to be everywhere: the soldier sitting next to you on …

Guns

Cleveland Jewish Federation Chief To Retire After 35 Years

(JTA) — Stephen Hoffman, who has led Cleveland’s Jewish federation for almost 35 years and regularly lands on lists of the most influential and …

Nonprofits