52 F
San Diego
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster called upon his state senate Wednesday to pass a bill that would make South Carolina the first state to codify a universal definition of antisemitism. That definition would be taken from a US State Department decision in 2010 and an accompanying fact sheet that singles out demonizing, delegitimizing and having a double-standard for Israel. The bill...
The body of Blaze Bernstein, 19, a Jewish student from the University of Pennsylvania who went missing while visiting family in Southern California, was found on Tuesday in a park outside Borrego Park in Lake Forest, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. “Bernstein was last seen at about 11 PM on Jan. 2, and was reported missing by his...
Steve Bannon, the former top strategic adviser to President Donald Trump, is leaving his powerful perch at Breitbart News. Breitbart News in a statement said Bannon is a “valued part of our legacy,” but various media, including The New York Times, said he was ousted because of a falling-out with Trump over quotes he gave to the author of an...
A biography of Golda Meir was named Book of the Year for 2017 by the Jewish Book Council, one of about 20 books honored as part of the 2017 National Jewish Book Awards. “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel,” an 800-page work about the late Israeli prime minister by Francine Klagsbrun and published by Schocken Books, was awarded...
The Israeli government has finalized a $1 million donation to the hurricane-ravaged Jewish community of Houston following last year’s flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said in a video message, “Tough times are...when us Jews show our unity; they are an opportunity to rally and help one another.” “I instructed the Israeli government to transfer $1 million...
Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel this month after postponing a trip to the Middle East in December following President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The White House announced Monday that Pence will travel to the region Jan. 19-23, starting with a meeting in Cairo with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Pence will...
Michael Wolff’s explosive new book on the Donald Trump White House has revealed how battle-lines and power centres around the president are perceived along Jewish and non-Jewish lines, and how Trump prefers “tough guy Jews”. The respected journalist’s book ‘Fire and Fury,’ published against a media storm and Trump’s legal threats, starkly outlines the central role of Jews, Judaism, Jewish...
Two Florida congregations are planning a joint “mission of gratitude” to Guatemala later this month to thank the Central American country for its declared intention to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. n Guatemala City, members of the Conservative Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach and the Orthodox Palm Beach Synagogue are set to meet with senior government officials...
Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for some time now, but many religious institutions — like Orthodox Judaism — refuse to embrace this “modern” way of thinking, citing laws that go back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale is Orthodox, but has long been known to follow it’s own path in grappling...
The Trump administration considers the position of anti-Semitism monitor “crucial” and hopes to name one “soon,” a State Department official told JTA. On Thursday, the official did not provide a timeline on when the special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism would be appointed. But the tone was a pronounced change from the summer, when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said...

Recent Posts