October 23, 2018

JTA

The Genesis Prize Foundation awarded U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg its first lifetime achievement award.
Tthe World Jewish Congress urged international bodies to oppose attempts to whitewash Holocaust crimes in the European Union’s newest member, Croatia.
White nationalist leader Richard Spencer led another far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Authorities in Ukraine have identified several teenagers whom police said desecrated at least 20 Jewish graves in August.
The celebrated pianist Mikhail Klein collapsed and died on stage at the age of 72 while performing his own composition in his hometown of Irkutsk.
A 10-year-old girl was assaulted by her classmates and the home of a family was daubed with racist graffiti in two Paris-area incidents deemed anti-Semitic.
Ukrainian police arrested three alleged terrorists who targeted Jews in the central city of Uman.
Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish were awarded the prize for the discovery gravitational waves, which were predicted by Einstein a century ago.
Two Las Vegas synagogue held special evening prayers and a GoFundMe page raised over $50,000 for an injured Jewish woman as the city’s Jewish community...
The Israelis considered as missing in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Las Vegas have been located and none were injured.
Police increased security at a Jewish museum here after the Islamic State reportedly suggested it as a target for attack for hosting a Kurdish event.
Jewish groups responded to the mass shooting in Las Vegas by condemning the violence and calling for gun control legislation.
Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said he will speak at the UC Berkeley in two weeks thanks to invitation from the university’s law school.
Since 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court has not held public sessions on Yom Kippur. Since the court opens its term on the first Monday in October.
An Ohio coroner said that a post-mortem examination of Otto Warmbier, the Jewish-American college student who died after being imprisoned in North Korea.
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said a Trump administration-proposed peace plan likely will go public in months.
The 7.1 magnitude quake on Sept. 19 toppled 38 buildings in Mexico City and killed over 300 people nationwide. Two buildings collapsed next to my apartment.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has called on the Trump administration to recognize the Kurdish bid for independence.
Trump said that Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died earlier this year after being imprisoned in N. Korea, had been “tortured beyond belief.”
Several Jewish groups criticized the Trump administration’s new travel ban, which tailors restrictions on eight countries.
Israeli police and medical services say an attacker has opened fire at the entrance to a town outside Jerusalem, killing three Israelis.
Jews should not fear the strong election showing by the Alternative for Germany, a leader of the populist far-right party said.
Allowing hateful terms as options was “a fail on our part,” Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg said in a post in which she also defended targeted advertising.
Jared Kushner, the senior White House adviser to President Donald Trump, used a private email account to conduct government business.
Former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
Iran announced that it successfully tested a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Israel and U.S. military bases in the Persian Gulf.
Televangelist Joel Osteen opened his Lakewood Church in Houston to a Jewish congregation in need of a place to hold High Holidays services.
Israeli actress Gal Gadot, known the world over as Wonder Woman, will host Saturday Night Live.
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