September 23, 2018

JTA

A group that took part in the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia is embarking on a yearlong recruitment campaign.
The United States paused for a moment of silence to remember the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Yair Netanyahu, son of Israel’s prime minister, removed an anti-Semitic meme he posted on his Facebook page in response to criticism of his parents.
A letter signed by nearly 600 Conservative rabbis and leaders decries the freezing of the Western Wall agreement and a new conversion proposal.
A French Jewish leader and his family were assaulted in their home near Paris in what representatives of French Jewry said was an anti-Semitic attack.
Sara Netanyahu will be indicted on four counts of fraud for allegedly diverting some $100,000 in public funds for her family’s personal use.
An influential Ashkenazi rabbi in Israel said Jews may travel on Shabbat to escape Hurricane Irma, a 4 storm expected to hit Florida over the weekend.
President Donald Trump said he believes there is a chance for Israeli-Palestinian peace because both sides are committed to it.
The Senate has advanced a bipartisan resolution calling on President Trump to reject white supremacists and, in a rare move, requiring his signature.
Bernie Sanders sidestepped criticism from Hillary Clinton that he paved the way to Donald Trump’s victory with his attacks against her in the primary.
A Jewish candidate for Illinois governor dropped his running mate over a disagreement about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
Known as DACA, the order opened up a world of opportunities for some 800,000 young people who were now able to apply for driver’s licenses.
British actress Felicity Jones will portray Jewish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a biopic after Natalie Portman dropped out.
Angela Montgomery, 30, a Jewish woman from Sterling Heights, Michigan, has filed a lawsuit against a Detroit-area Denny’s restaurant for serving her bacon.
The Students for Justice in Palestine chapter at the UC Irvine was punished with disciplinary probation for two academic years.
A team of volunteers from Israel’s Zaka search-and-rescue organization is in Houston to help with the cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Hillary Clinton blamed attacks by Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary for president on her eventual loss in the general election to Donald Trump.
Israel condemned the nuclear test conducted by North Korea calling it a continuation of the country’s “pattern of defiant activity.”
Amar’e Stoudemire announced that he will not be rejoining Hapoel Jerusalem to play a second season.
The International Atomic Energy Agency reported that it found no evidence that Iran is breaching the 2015 nuclear agreement.
The body of a Charedi Orthodox mother from New York’s Rockland County who had been reported missing in April was discovered in the Hudson River upstate.
A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor celebrated his bar mitzvah in the Israeli city of Haifa 80 years after he was supposed to have the coming-of-age rite.
In an unusually harsh condemnation, the European Jewish Congress said the Polish government has a “staggering lack of concern” about anti-Semitism
President Donald Trump will appoint Fred Malek to chair the board of a prominent think tank affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.
A Jewish family is suing a Chicago-area funeral home for botching a burial so badly that the casket toppled and splintered in the grave.
Israel’s Ministry of Welfare and Social Affairs has reversed its opposition to allowing same-sex couples to adopt in the country.
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their second daughter, named August.
A large portion of the Jewish population of Houston is living in flooded areas. "We know that most of our Jewish institutions have flooded”
The State Department will fill the post of anti-Semitism envoy following the urging of lawmakers and Jewish groups, but will do away with other positions.
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