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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. Source: Instagram.

Mark Zuckerberg and wife donate $1.3 million to 11 Jewish groups

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $1.3 million to 11 Jewish organizations, eJewish Philanthropy reported, citing a spokesperson for the couple. The funding comes from the Chan-Zuckerberg family office, not...
People pay their respects at a memorial in front of the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh to the 11 Jewish victims of a mass shooting a week earlier, Nov. 4, 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

In addressing anti-Semitism, honesty matters

A couple of years ago after giving a speech, I was confronted with what struck me as a bizarre query during the question-and-answer period. Why, I was asked, hadn’t then-President Donald Trump ever expressed...
U.S. soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division patrol Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2021. Credit: U.S. Central Command Public Affairs.

Jewish groups mourn lives lost in Kabul terror attack: ‘We stand in solidarity’

Jewish groups stood in solidarity with U.S. military forces and Afghan civilians killed in two terror attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. “We are devastated by the horrifying terror attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport that took...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett departs for his first official visit to the United States and with U.S. President Joe Biden, Aug. 24, 2021. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Bennett needs to assure Biden that Israel, US share threats of instability, say Jewish...

The fallout from U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan has taken over news headlines and will likely overshadow the upcoming first in-person meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the...
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The Jewish stake in the battle against critical race theory

What’s the latest racist threat to American democracy? According to a host of liberal publications, it’s the nationwide push to prevent the imposition of critical race theory doctrines on public education. Articles in publications...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett seen after a group photo of the newly sworn-in Israeli government, at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on June 14, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Jewish, pro-Israel organizations welcome Israeli government, offer words of support

Following a vote of confidence in the Knesset on Sunday, leaders from organizations with an interest in Israel from the United States and around the world sent congratulations to the new democratically elected Israeli...
Newly elected Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits the grave of his late father, Chaim Herzog, at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem, on June 2, 2021. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Groups welcome Israel’s next president; Herzog brings ‘deep understanding of world Jewry’

Jewish leaders in the United States and elsewhere welcomed the election of Isaac Herzog as Israel’s next president, with most praising his deep understanding of the worldwide Jewish community. “I cannot think of a better or...
U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on March 29, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

In virtual White House meetings, Jewish leaders urge Biden to fill key positions on...

Officials from the Biden administration held two virtual meetings with leaders from major Jewish organizations for in-depth conversations about the administration’s response to growing violent anti-Semitic attacks in the United States. The hour-long discussions held...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

Jewish groups plan ‘Day of Action’ against anti-Semitism

A consortium of Jewish organizations has designated Thursday, May 27, as a “Day of Action Against Anti-Semitism” as a response to the ongoing attacks and threats happening to Jews worldwide. According to the Anti-Defamation League,...
Damage to homes in the southern coastal Israeli city of Ashkelon, which were hit by rockets fired by Hamas in Gaza, May 12, 2021. Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90.

Most American Jewish groups express solidarity with Israel, some lay blame on it for...

On blog posts,  social media and statements to news outlets, Jewish groups from across the religious and political spectrums voiced concerns about the ongoing conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip. As of Thursday,...