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While British Jewry has pulled together against the threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, American Jews seem more focused on partisan grudges then on combating hate.

ADL audit on anti-Semitism finds slight decline in incidents, online activity remains troubling

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined slightly in 2020, but remain at a near all-time high, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. The report, which was released on Tuesday, revealed a...
The Riverdale Jewish Center in the Bronx, N.Y. Source: Screenshot.

Bronx synagogues remain on high alert amid spate of anti-Semitic vandalism

Law enforcement has stepped up its presence in front of Jewish institutions in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, N.Y., as detectives from the New York Police Department’s 50th precinct and its NYPD Hate Crimes...
Grafton Thomas has been charged with stabbing five people at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, N.Y., on the seventh night of Hanukkah on Dec. 28, 2019. Source: Screenshot.

Monsey machete-attack suspect unfit for federal trial, according to DOJ attorneys

Attorneys from the U.S. Justice Department are conceding that they may not be able to prosecute Grafton Thomas, the man accused of stabbing five people, killing one, in a December 2019 machete attack at...
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Congress initiates legislation to boost law-enforcement data on hate crimes

A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to help combat the underreporting of hate crimes in the United States. The Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National Opposition to Hate, Assaults and Threats...
The FBI seal located outside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in downtown Washington, D.C., on Dec. 26, 2014. Credit: Mark Van Scyoc/Shutterstock.

FBI releases ads in Yiddish and Hebrew to encourage reporting of hate crimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released hate-crime ads in Yiddish and Hebrew to expand its outreach to Jewish communities across America, reported The Yeshiva World on Thursday. The advertisements urge victims of hate crimes to report...
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Canadian Jews remain most targeted for religious hate crimes, report finds

Jews remained by far the most targeted religious group for hate crimes in Canada, according to the Canadian government’s annual survey of police-reported hate crimes. The report found that there were 1,946 police-reported hate crimes in Canada...
Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colorado. Credit: Courtesy/Temple Emanuel.

Avowed white supremacist gets 19 years in prison for synagogue bomb plot

A federal court in Denver sentenced Richard Holzer on Friday to 19-and-a-half years in prison for plotting to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019. Holzer, 28, an avowed white supremacist, pleaded guilty last year to hate...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

AJC, National Association of Attorneys General to hold training session on anti-Semitism

The American Jewish Committee and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will partner for a virtual training session on Wednesday about combating anti-Semitism in the United States. The AJC-led session, titled “The People v. Hate:...
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Cuomo directs hate-crimes task force to investigate graffiti at Jewish center

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered the State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to provide assistance in an investigation of anti-Semitic graffiti found outside a Jewish center in Queens, N.Y. “I am disgusted by the swastika...

November 5, 1916: The Everett Lumber Massacre

Abraham Rabinowitz, 22, was among between seven and twelve members of the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) who were killed on a dock in Everett, Washington on this date in 1916, when...