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U.S. Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike 86 Percent So Far in …

| September 26, 2017

In 2016, there was a 34 percent year-over-year increase in incidents assaults, vandalism, and harassment with a total of 1,266 acts targeting Jews and Jewish institutions. Nearly 30 percent of these incidents (369) occurred in November and December

Zionism Cannot Be Compared To Nazism Even If Richard Spencer And JVP Say So – Forward

| August 25, 2017

It was offensive enough when, in the aftermath of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend, the white supremacist leader Richard Spencer called himself a white Zionist, comparing his form of Nazism to the belief in a homeland for the Jews. It was even more distressing to read on these pages a supportive rendering of that assertion by Naomi Dann of the radical group Jewish Voice for Peace. We work hard to reflect a range of American Jewish opinion, which is why the piece and reaction to it was published.

Economy crumbles, Venezuela’s Jews emigrate – Intermountain Jewish News

| August 25, 2017

Michal Levy and her three children, with Debbie Ashkenazi, right, of IFCJ, at Ben Gurion Airport.

Mayor Pugh pledges to fight bigotry, build tolerance in Baltimore – ABC2 News

| August 25, 2017

BALTIMORE – Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is one of 200 mayors nationwide to pledge to fight bigotry and build tolerance. The U.S

This iconic San Francisco synagogue is no longer ‘just’ for LGBT Jews – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 24, 2017

Rabbi Mychal Copeland took over as spiritual leader of Congregation Shaar Zahav in July. (Norm Levin/J

After Charlottesville, And With High Holidays Ahead, ADL Reaches Out To Jewish Institutions Over Security – Algemeiner

| August 24, 2017

Email a copy of “After Charlottesville, And With High Holidays Ahead, ADL Reaches Out To Jewish Institutions Over Security” to a friend Demonstrators carry Nazi and Confederate flags in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12. Photo: Anthony Crider via Wikimedia Commons.

Why this LGBT synagogue is moving beyond its 40-year mission – Jweekly.com

| August 24, 2017

At Congregation Shaar Zahav in San Francisco, Rabbi Mychal Copeland leads Shabbat services with a rainbow tallit around her shoulders. The synagogue newsletter is called The Jewish Gaily Forward. But the shul that has been known since its 1977 founding as San Franciscos gay synagogue is now reaching out to a broader community and de-emphasizing its identity as an LGBT-specific congregation.

How Do Other Nations Memorialize Their Past Atrocities? – HuffPost

| August 24, 2017

The United States is once again grappling with what to do about public symbols of the Confederacy as they become rallying points for white supremacists. The debate intensified this month after a woman was killed and dozens were injured in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white supremacist demonstration against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen.Robert E.

Judaism: Ashkenazim – Jewish Virtual Library

| August 24, 2017

Ashkenaz (Heb. ) refers to a people and a country bordering on Armenia and the upper Euphrates; listed in Genesis 10:3 and I Chronicles 1:6 among the descendants of Gomer. The name Ashkenaz also occurs once in Jeremiah 51:27 in a passage calling upon the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz to rise and destroy Babylon.

Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists in Charlottesville Brought Millions to Anti-Defamation League – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| August 23, 2017

Photo Credit: Sasha Kimel / Wikimedia Commons The insistence by U.S. President Donald Trump last week that his response to last weeks violence in Charlottesville remind Americans there were very fine people among all camps that were present including the neo-Nazis, white supremacists and antifa agitators who were there prompted an outpouring of support for the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) from some of the most prominent corporate executives in the United States. James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox and the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, announced this week that he and his wife Kathryn will donate $1 million to the ADL, which he called an extraordinary force for vigilance and strength in the face of bigotry


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