Friday, September 20, 2019

Jewish

Satmar Jews In Brooklyn Upset By Tourist Stares And Photos, Especially On Shabbat

Brooklyn - The Chassidic Satmar community in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., is tired of tourists treating them like “animals” in a zoo by flocking to their commun...

North Dakota Synagogue Invites Homeless Lutheran Church To Share Worship Space

Fargo - A Reform synagogue in Fargo, North Dakota, invited a Lutheran church there to share its worship space. The invitation from Temple Beth El came after St. Mark’s Lutheran ...

The ‘First Jewish’ President’s Anti-Semitic Surrogate

Washington - Will Bernie Sanders be America’s first Jewish president? That’s up to Democratic primary voters and then the rest of the electorate should he receive his party’s nomin...

Amid Spate Of Attacks On Orthodox Jews In Brooklyn, Community Urges Action By Police And City Officials

Brooklyn - Esther Gopin is fearful to go out in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she’s lived her whole life. Many of her friends who feel the same decided to...

Gov. Wolf To Carry Tree Of Life ‘Mezuzah’ To Holocaust Memorials In Eastern Europe

Pittsburgh - When visiting Holocaust memorials in Lithuania and Poland this week, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will bring along the mezuzah hat was on the office door of Rabbi Jeffre...

Joe Biden Visited A ‘Shiva’ House In 2006, Writes Rabbi

Washington - A Delaware rabbi wrote a fundraising endorsement for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign citing Biden’s appearance at the shiva for a constituent of modest means. Rab...

Funeral For Jewish Victim of California Boat Fire To Be Held Monday

California - The body of the Jewish woman who was on the boat that caught fire off the coast of California has been released. The burial of Yulia Krashennaya will be held today ...

Adas Israel Synagogue Of Minnesota Goes Up In Flames

Minnesota - An early Monday morning fire destroyed a synagogue in northern Minnesota. The cause of the fire at the Adas Israel congregation, a traditional synagogue in Duluth, w...

Computer Glitch Briefly Shows All Sephardic Applications For Spanish Citizenship As Approved

Spain - A computer glitch in the government portal of Spain caused thousands of applications for citizenship by Sephardic Jews to be reported approved even though they are still pe...

Poles Who Saved Jews During Holocaust Honored In Warsaw

Warsaw - A U.S.-based Jewish foundation held an event in Warsaw on Sunday to honor Polish gentiles who rescued Jews during the Holocaust, a number that grows smaller each year, wit...

O’Rourke: Breitbart Jewish journalist Makes Blacks Feel ‘Unsafe’

Joel Pollack, an orthodox Jewish reporter for Breitbart, was ejected last week from an event for black students in South Carolina featuring Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'R...

Demonstrators Hang Plaque Honoring Lithuanian Nazi Collaborator

Vilnius - Demonstrators in Lithuania’s capital city installed without a permit a plaque honoring a Nazi collaborator after the municipality had an earlier plaque dedicated to him r...

Israeli Teen, Father Stabbed During Visit To Qalqilya-Area Dentist

Jerusalem - An Israeli teenager was seriously injured on Saturday morning when he was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant during a visit with his father to a dentist near the Pa...

Israeli Students Assaulted By ‘Arabic Speakers’ In Warsaw

Warsaw - Israeli students spending a semester in Warsaw were attacked as they left a nightclub in the city. Two of the students required hospitalization after the early Saturday...

Who Is Avi Berkowitz, The Kushner Adviser Stepping In To Work On Israeli-Palestinian Peace?

Washington - The sentence came at the end of a list of White House talking points regarding the surprising departure of Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s former top Middle...

Former Cab Driver Charged For Beating Jewish Man In Montreal

Montreal - A former cab driver was recently charged in Montreal for assaulting a Jewish man in a parking garage, according to the Montreal Gazette. Video footage of the altercat...

‘Free Palestine’ Spray-Painted On Barcelona’s Largest Synagogue

Barcelona - “Free Palestine” was spray-painted on the front door of the largest synagogue in Barcelona. The vandalism took place Wednesday at the Synagogue of the Jewish Communi...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Gives Its $15,000 Pulitzer Prize Money To Tree Of Life Synagogue

Pittsburgh - Employees of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette donated to the Tree of Life synagogue the $15,000 they won for their Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the deadly anti-Semi...

US Labor Department Aide Reinstated After Resigning Over Facebook Post

Washington - An aide at the U.S. Department of Labor, Leif Olson, who resigned on Friday after a 2016 Facebook post that appeared to be anti-Semitic, was reported by Bloomberg has ...

More Than 250 Nigerian Youth Participate In First Jewish Leadership Seminar

The week-long program included classes in Hebrew and Torah, lectures, Shabbat activities, singing and dancing. More than 250 Nigerian youth and 20 adults gathered in Onithsa fro...