Jewish Journal

  • Officials make preparations for Ferguson grand jury decision

    by Daniel Wallis, Reuters

    19 hours ago

    Prosecutors made preparations to announce the eventual decision by a grand jury on whether to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teenager and some local schools said on Friday they would close next week in anticipation of unrest.

    U.S. Attorney General...

  • AIPAC holds fire as Iran deadline looms

    by Matt Spetalnick and Patricia Zengerle, Reuters

    19 hours ago

    As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet – the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington.

    Israel deeply distrusts the attempt to reach a deal at talks in Vienna that would lift harsh international...

  • U.S.-born rabbis – slain in Israel – praised

    by Sascha Brodsky, Reuters

    4 days ago

    Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri.

    As tributes poured in, about 40...

  • Jewish man beaten at Brooklyn train station in apparent anti-Semitic attack


    4 days ago

    Three assailants beat an identifiably Jewish man while shouting anti-Semitic epithets at a Brooklyn train station.

    A bystander who intervened in the attack on Monday in the Williamsburg neighborhood also was attacked, the New York Daily News reported, citing the website...

  • New York increases security around synagogues


    4 days ago

    New York City increased its police presence at synagogues and other locations in the wake of an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead.

    “The NYPD is following developments in Jerusalem closely and working with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force to monitor any further...

  • Obama condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue


    4 days ago

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned the attack by two Palestinians on a synagogue in Jerusalem that killed four people, including three Americans, and called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to lower tensions and seek peace.

    "I strongly condemn today's terrorist attack...

  • Suspected Kansas City JCC shooter says he targeted Jews


    5 days ago

    The white supremacist suspect in the shootings of three people at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City said he wanted to “be sure I killed some Jews before I died.”

    Frazier Glenn Miller, who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Cross, told the Kansas City Star in an ...

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