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Everything ‘potentially up for grabs’: What Jewish groups are watching for in this unusual Supreme Court session – JTA News – Jewish Telegraphic…

| October 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (JTA) The uncertainty surrounding the makeup of the Supreme Court led to a quieter-than-normal kickoff for the courts 2021 decision-making season. But even with the little known about what the countrys highest court will consider, its clear that multiple issues of interest to Jewish advocates will be on the docket. A challenge to a 1990 ruling that has galvanized religious freedom advocates for years is before the court, as is a voting rights case.

White supremacy gang may have had a role in escape attempt thwarted at Lee County Jail – News-Press

| October 8, 2020

A man accused in the 2019 deaths of two Cape Coral women and a man accused in a domestic violence case were thwarted in a bidto escape the Lee County Jail Thursday. This window in their cell showed signs of tampering.(Photo: Special to The News-Press) A possible connection between a white supremacy gang and an accused Cape Coral double murder suspectmay have been a factor in a recently thwarted escape attempt at the Lee County Jail. Newly released court documents outlined Wade Steven Wilson's apparent attempt to arrange for a getaway vehicle via fellow inmates at the Lee County Sheriff's Office CORE jail facility on Ortiz Avenue

What Jewish groups are watching for in this unusual Supreme Court session – The Jerusalem Post

| October 8, 2020

WASHINGTON The uncertainty surrounding the makeup of the Supreme Court led to a quieter-than-normal kickoff for the courts 2021 decision-making season. But even with the little known about what the countrys highest court will consider, its clear that multiple issues of interest to Jewish advocates will be on the docket.A challenge to a 1990 ruling that has galvanized religious freedom advocates for years is before the court, as is a voting rights case.

Trump White House brokers the (etrog) deal of the century – Forward

| October 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (JTA) There was a hard deadline to meet and the job involved delicate international negotiations, but the Trump administrations top Middle East envoy got on the job. Thanks to Avi Berkowitz, Sukkot was was saved for tens of thousands of New York area Jews. Fox News reported Wednesday that Berkowitz led a successful effort to circumvent pandemic restrictions and bring to the United States 100,000 etrogs, or citrons, one of the four species traditionally waved together during the Sukkot holiday, which began last Friday evening.

Principal fired after Holocaust comments could be rehired this week – Palm Beach Post

| October 8, 2020

Andrew Marra|Palm Beach Post Nearly a year after firing him, Palm Beach County School Board members are being asked to rehire a former principal who sparked a national controversy by refusing to saythe Holocaust was a historical fact.

Forum to discuss growing threat of online hate – 10News

| September 29, 2020

(KGTV) -- A forum discussing the growing problem of online hate will be held this Wednesday, September 30th. It is hosted by the San Diego Anti-Hate Crime Coalition. The group coordinates outreach, education, and dialogue regarding bullying, hate incidents, and hate crimes in the San Diego region

The religious divide: Incidents of anti-Semitism spotlight divisions in Routt County, one of nation’s least religious counties – Steamboat Pilot and…

| September 29, 2020

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS A few years ago Sam Ogden heard that someone carved a swastika into a Steamboat Springs High School students car along with other Nazi-inspired vandalism. The incidents made the local and national news.

Maine professor agrees with DHS analysis ranking white supremacists as top safety threat – WMTW Portland

| September 29, 2020

Todd Little-Siebold points to, what he calls, a Sanitized Past when it comes to racism in MaineThe professor and expert in racism in Maine history agrees with DHS draft analysis ranking white supremacists as top safety threatDraft documents from the Department of Homeland Security released earlier this month say white supremacists present the most persistent and lethal threat in the United States. Experts in the subject of racism and hate crimes warn Maine is not immune to the consequences of hate. To understand the ideology and risk of white supremacy in Maine, you need to first understand a long history of racism here, says College of the Atlantic professor Todd Little-Siebold.

Heat of the week: Wings, former kings and a sad little frog – Minnesota Daily

| September 29, 2020

Need some pop culture inspiration for your week?

Sacha Baron Cohen’s next Netflix role is super Jewish and super relevant – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 29, 2020

This article originally appeared on Kveller. The timing couldnt be more prescient for Aaron Sorkins newest film, The Trial of the Chicago 7.


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