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Lori Kaye at a visit to the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

San Diego County, nation, respond to hate incidents

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Two grocery store incidents in Santee earlier this month in which a man wearing the hood of the Ku Klux Klan, and a man and woman wearing masks featuring swastikas, continue to reverberate.  San...
Information on the coronavirus epidemic in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 2020.Source: Brooklyn Borough President's Office.

Couple arrested in Brooklyn for accusing Chassidim of spreading coronavirus

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A couple has been arrested for allegedly shouting at three Chassidic men in Brooklyn, N.Y. blaming Jews for spreading the coronavirus, all while attempting to rip off their face coverings, announced the New York...
Then-Vice President Joe Biden speaking at the 2013 AIPAC policy conference. Credit: Maxine Dovere.

Biden marks year after Poway shooting, releases plan to address hate crimes

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Former U.S. Vice President and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden honored the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Chabad of Poway in Southern California, where a 60-year-old Lori Kaye was killed and three others injured on April 27,...
Participants at the “No Hate. No Fear.” rally in New York City on Jan. 5, 2020. Photo by Rivka Segal.

Major anti-Semitic incidents rise some 18 percent in 2019, according to new report

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The number of major anti-Semitic incidents worldwide rose by 18 percent in 2019 over the previous year, according to a newly released report from Tel Aviv University, the Kantor Center for the Study of...
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.

Judge rules Monsey machete-attack suspect deemed unfit for federal trial

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The suspect accused of the Dec. 28 machete attack at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, N.Y., injuring five of the 100 or so celebrants at a Hanukkah candle-lighting party...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo meets with of Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg in Monsey, N.Y., after a stabbing attack at his home and shul on Dec. 28, 2019, the seventh night of Hanukkah. Source: Andrew Cuomo via Twitter.

Gov. Cuomo renames state hate-crime bill after late victim of Hanukkah stabbing

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that he will rename the state’s Domestic Terrorism Act after Yosef Neumann, who died on March 29 of the injuries he suffered three months earlier during a stabbing attack on...
Yosef Neumann. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

One of five people injured in Monsey Hanukkah stabbing dies of wounds

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A victim of the Dec. 28 machete attack at Hanukkah party at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul in Monsey, N.Y., has succumbed to his wounds. “We are sad to inform...
A New York City subway train. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Woman indicted with hate crime for anti-Semitic attack on New York City subway

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A woman who went on an anti-Semitic tirade against two Jewish people on a New York City subway in December was indicted with a hate crime by a Manhattan grand jury, attorneys of one...
Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest. Source: Screenshot.

Chabad of Poway gunman to face death penalty for murder of 60-year-old congregant

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The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday that it will seek the death penalty against John Earnest, the 20-year-old man charged with shooting and killing congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, and wounding three people,...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (right) launches the “No Hate in Our State” campaign to combat crimes, divisiveness and anti-Semitism in New York State. Seated to his left is ADL CEO and national director Jonathan Greenblatt, Malcolm Hoenlein executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and Cheryl Fishbein, president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Credit: New York Governor's Office via Flickr.

Cuomo proposes labeling hate crimes as domestic terrorism, increasing security funding

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced several steps on Thursday aimed at providing safety, security and peace of mind to Jews and other minorities in the state as the number of hate crimes continue...