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‘Why Is It That I Can’t Say Something Against The Jews?’ Malaysia’s Leader Asks At Columbia University

NEW YORK (JTA) — The prime minister of Malaysia defended his past anti-Semitic statements and questioned the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust in a speech at Columbia Univ...

Yeshiva University Student Club Loses Official Status After LGBTQ Advocacy

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NEW YORK (JTA) — A student organization at Yeshiva University lost its official status after organizing a protest march calling for the establishment of a Gay-Straight Alliance Clu...

Roll Call: Where The Jewish Congressional Caucus Stands On Impeaching President Trump

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Of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 185 have said that they are for an impeachment inquiry or impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump as they accuse him, ba...

Homeless Man Pleads Guilty To Burning Down Minnesota Synagogue

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(JTA) — A homeless man pleaded guilty to burning down a historic Minnesota synagogue earlier this month. Prosecutors have indicated that they intend to ask for probation for Mat...

Is Google Translate App Anti-Semitic? Maybe not After all….

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A cursory search on Google Translate made by a person who arrived in Israel today and googled the information in Hebrew revealed that the application translated this from Hebrew as...

25-Year-Old Haredi Man Visiting Georgia Dies from Injuries Suffered in a Traffic Accident in Tbilisi

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GEORGIA - A Haredi man from the Har Nof section of Jerusalem was the victim of a tragic car crash near Tiblisi, Georgia. Yosef Dov Bakar, 25, was traveling to Uman for Rosh Hash...

IDF To Raze Homes Of Suspects In Dvir Sorek Murder

The dwellings of two Palestinians accused of murdering yeshiva student and Israeli army recruit Dvir Sorek will be destroyed by the Israel Defense Forces, after an appeal by the su...

5779 in Review: The 8 Must-Read Jewish News Stories of the Year

(JTA) — The Jewish calendar year 5779 was a turbulent and often painful one for Jews around the world. Mounting global anti-Semitism, two deadly American synagogue shootings and tw...

The Trump-Ukraine Controversy, And The Jews Involved, Explained

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — A week ago, impeachment was not the flavor of the season. The interest in Robert Mueller’s special counsel report into Russian election interference had waned...

Frustrated US Administration: Israel ‘Missing a Great Opportunity’

WASHINGTON (JNS) Senior American officials are extremely frustrated over the ongoing political deadlock in Israel. Trump administration officials familiar with American-Israeli rel...

UN Releases ‘Unprecedented’ Report Linking Anti-Semitism To BDS Movement

NEW YORK (JNS) Israeli, Jewish and pro-Israel groups all applauded the publication of an ‘unprecedented’ United Nations report on anti-Semitism, that, among other issues, links ant...

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Steps Down Amid Company’s Major Drop in Value

NEW YORK (JTA) — WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has stepped down as CEO of the shared office space company, which has suffered a major devaluation amid investors’ fears over the ch...

Jewish Attorney Working For Trenton, NJ, Resigns Over Council President’s ‘Jew Her Down’ Comment

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(JTA) — An attorney under contract with the city of Trenton, New Jersey, resigned after the City Council president used the term “Jew her down” during an executive session earlier ...

Trump Focuses on Iran at UN Speech: ‘Will Never Tolerate Such Anti-Semitic Hate’

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NEW YORK (JNS) In his speech at the annual U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump called on the international community to take action against th...
FILE - Ultra Orthodox Jews seen walking on a street in Borough Park neighborhood in the southwestern borough of Brooklyn, New York City. Flash90

Jewish Men Attacked in 2 More Brooklyn Incidents

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(JTA) — Jewish men were attacked in two incidents in Brooklyn neighborhoods in recent days. The New York borough has seen a number of assaults against identifiable Jews in t...

Kosher Outlet Reopens after Being Caught Selling Nonkosher Meat and Poultry

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LIVERPOOL (JTA) — The main outlet for kosher food in Liverpool, England, which closed after it was caught selling nonkosher meat and poultry, has reopened under new ownership. R...

Vilnius, A Hub Of Torah Study Destroyed By Nazis, To Get New Yeshiva

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Vilnius - A rabbi in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, is opening there what he says is the city’s first yeshiva, or Jewish religious seminary, since World War II. The Vilna Ye...

250 Writers Defend British Author Stripped Of Prize For Supporting BDS

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United Kingdom - More than 250 writers have come to the defense of British author Kamila Shamsie, after a German literary prize withdrew its award due to her support for the anti-I...

Swastika-Like Symbols Found Outside Entryway To Boston-Area Synagogue

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Boston - A Boston-area synagogue has been vandalized with what appear to be swastikas. Police in Sharon received a call on Friday night from congregants at Temple Sinai about th...

Lev Tahor Cult Requested Political Asylum From Iran

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Tehran - Lev Tahor, a fringe haredi Orthodox sect, requested political asylum from the Iranian government. In its request, the group “declared their loyalty and submission to th...