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Swastikas Spray-Painted on Wall at JCC of Northern Virginia

“We will continue our extensive security measures and ask the community to remain alert and vigilant,” the center said in a release.
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Left Outraged as US Jews Secretly Fund Canary Mission’s War Against Israel’s Detractors

The Forward report reluctantly admits that "some of what Canary Mission captures is genuinely troubling, including anti-Semitic social media posts by college students."

Texts to Florida Jewish Voters Cite Democratic Leut. Gov. Nominee’s Anti-Semitic Comments

The DeSantis campaign did not deny they had sent the text messages to voters with Jewish last names, and stated: “Chris King’s comments speak for themselves."

Polish Synagogue Attacked During Prayers on Yom Kippur

“I apologize to the Jewish community of Gdansk. In the city of Freedom and Solidarity, we respect all religions and do not accept acts of hooliganism," the mayor said.

Anti-Semitism Strikes Again in Paris, France

The residents arrived home to find that their door had been neatly defaced with black writing on the left and right, with the words: HERE LIVES JEWISH TRASH.

Chabad of Wilmington Prepares to Wait Out Hurricane Florence as it Hits North Carolina

"We stocked up on food and water ... we have a generator, powered by gas or propane ... and we'll use it to power the freezer to keep the food from spoiling, hopefully long enough till the electricity comes back."

Israeli Newswoman to Speak in NY on Using Social Media in Religious Development

"Rahav Meir is known for her expertise on the ways in which social media can be used to ... reconnect with one's self and one's religious development."

British Jews Prepare to Leave if Jeremy Corbyn Becomes Prime Minister

"We sat for hours planning with our friends where and how we would leave if he became Prime Minister. We swapped potential passport options."

Trump Administration Reopens Rutgers Anti-Semitism Investigation Dropped by Obama WH

“The facts in this case, many of which were disregarded by the previous administration, are troubling.”

Exclusive: A Personal Essay from the Streets of Eastern Germany

"Are things that bad, that Saxony's government is too afraid of acting against the Nazis because one of them might get hurt and that may trigger more escalation?"

Neo-Nazis in Germany Attack Jewish Restaurant During Riots

"...we are dealing with a new level of anti-Semitic crime. It calls to mind the worst memories of the 1930s."

Amid Chaos, Economic Collapse, Venezuela’s Jews Seek Safer Shores

“My hospital is still the best in Venezuela, but I don’t know for how long, we don’t have medicines anymore, even antibiotics.”

When Flatbush Girl Does Politics She Shakes Multiple Status Quos

Her campaign serves as a platform for Miles' neighborhood-level cult of personality, and more than a little rebellion against the powers that be and the modes governing the religious Jewish community.

Liberman: Israel Should Aim for 3.5M New Olim Next Decade

Liberman estimated it would take approximately $365 million annually to facilitate such a mass aliyah over the next 10 years. “Bringing in those numbers will upgrade Israel to another level, with a prowess we never imagined.”

If-Not-Now Fundraiser Shares War Story from Camp Ramah

In June, Ramah national director Rabbi Mitchell Cohen circulated an email vowing: “Ramah camps have not engaged—and will not engage—in any way with IfNotNow as an organization.”

Pew’s New Analysis Shows 42% of US Jews Reject their Religion

No other religious group came even close in terms of the number of members born to the group who want to have nothing at all to do with its beliefs.

Nazi Hunter Zuroff Lambastes PM for Praise of Lithuania’s Holocaust Remembrance

Zuroff said that “the Government of Lithuania has, over the last 25 years, been making great efforts to eliminate the crimes of thousands of Lithuanians that were directly involved in the murder of Jews.”

Disabled Accessibility Rules an Excuse to Expanding Mixed Prayer Kotel Plaza Without Permit

A representative of the city's legal adviser objected to the move, arguing that it could not be sneaked under the guise of accessibility.

US Charges Iranian Agents with Spying on Chabad House

According to the indictment, one of the agents came to the US to collect intelligence on facilities that belong to "enemies of the Iranian government."

NYC Council to Name Brooklyn Street After Chabad-Lubavitch Couple

"Their critical work to advance education and civil rights is a model for all of us."

15 Yeshivas Suspected of Cutting Secular Studies Refused to Let Investigators In

New York State Law requires nonpublic schools to provide instruction "substantially equivalent to that provided in public schools."

After 500 Years, Bnei Anousim of Central America to Receive Permanent Rabbi

Rabbi Elisha Salas is Shavei Israel's new emissary to the crypto-Jews of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

Skokie Baseball Field Named After Orthodox Jewish Youth Who Died of Cancer

“Caleb played sports like he lived life: with passion, with pride and always looking out for the other guy,” his mother said.

NY-Based Orthodox Union Urges Trump Administration to Reconsider Tax on Synagogue, Day School Employees

"For some of these organizations, the cost of preparing and filing the tax return could exceed the actual tax," the OU wrote.

Herzog Makes First Visit to US as Head of Jewish Agency

The new head of the Jewish Agency visited Jewish Federations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, promoting the Jewish Agency’s mission to “inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage, and land, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel.”

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