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South Carolina Unanimously Passes ‘Anti-Semitism Bill’

The bipartisan bill codifies the State Department definition of anti-Semitism, and... "is meant to protect Jewish students from discrimination."

NYPD: Entire JCC Scare Done by One Person

The attacker uses a voice changer and a phone device which makes the call appear as if it is coming from a number inside the attacked institution.

Bomb Threat Sent to Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

The text of the message, sent by cell phone notification, claimed that three pipe bombs were "scattered throughout the museum."

Report: 6 Infant Herpes Cases Since De Blasio’s Metzitzah B’peh Compromise

Arguing that respect and sensitivity protect public health better than a restrictive policy, the mayor waived the requirement that parents sign a consent form showing understand the risks involved in Metzitzah B'peh.

Scarlett Johansson Filed for Divorce

In January 2014, Johansson resigned from her position in Oxfam, in response to the group's criticism of her promotions for SodaStream, in Judea.

China Report Slams US Human Rights Violations, Anti-Semitism

The report cites President Trump's derogatory remarks against Muslims and Mexican immigrants, which won the enthusiastic endorsement of white supremacists harboring anti-Semitic, Racist and anti-Muslim ideologies.

Education Secretary Praises Agudath Israel on Fight for Private Schools’ Public Funding

Agudath Israel of America endorsed President Trump's choice for Education Secretary, and urged its members to lobby the Senate in favor of her confirmation.

Arson Attack at Jerusalem’s Church of the Ascension

The flames caused heavy damage to the Church compound and a souvenir shop therein. Fire and police are conducting a joint arson investigation.

Anti-Semitic Threats Against US, Canadian JCCs Continue

"We insist that all relevant federal agencies, including your own, apply all the resources available to bring the perpetrator or perpetrators... to justice."

Israeli Businessman Murdered in Tbilisi, Georgia

The victim was attacked in his rental apartment, his head was broken with a hammer and the attackers escaped with two thousand dollars.

Shearith Israel $7.4 million Appeal against Touro Synagogue in Court Wednesday

The $7.4 million dispute between two of America’s oldest Jewish congregations erupted in 2011.

UT Student Government Passes Resolution Supporting Jewish Students

The draft followed anti-Semitic posts on the UT 2020 Facebook page, and vandals breaking a window at the Texas Hillel.

Trump Spokesman Condemns ‘Hateful Anti-Semitic Threats’

"As long as [the threats] continue, we'll continue to condemn them and look at ways in which we we can stop them."

Magen David Adom to Offer Arabic Courses for Volunteers

"Expanding our knowledge of languages opens up doors to understanding and contributes to an collaborative atmosphere."

New American Zionist Movement President Launches ‘Zionism Forward’

AZM represents American Zionists within the National Institutions of Israel and carries out activities in the US in cooperation with the World Zionist Organization.

Unanimous Letter From U.S. Senate to Trump Administration Asking for Action on JCC Bomb...

"We are concerned that the number of incidents is accelerating and failure to address and deter these threats will place innocent people at risk"

Knesset Holds Emergency Debate About US Anti-Semitism

"Despite our long-standing practice of coming to the defense of threatened Jewish communities, when it comes to the United States, we are silent."

Bomb Threats Again Strike JCCs, Jewish Day School & ADL Offices [video]

A sixth wave of bomb threats has struck American Jewish institutions across the United States -- but some centers chose not to evacuate this time.

Conservative Movement Reverses Ezra the Scribe, Admits Gentiles

'Now honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives.'

Knesset Gives Preliminary Approval to Religious Sanctions on Recalcitrant Husbands in Prison

'The bill is intended to authorize the rabbinical courts to levy these limits on get refusers sitting in prison, in order to persuade them to release their wives from the chains of their Aguna status.'

Court Hearings Rescheduled for Man Accused of Threatening JCCs

Thompson will be in court in St. Louis on Wednesday, as scheduled, for a hearing on his remand until his trial.

Israel Bars Entry of Pro-BDS Visitors

MK Smotrich said in a statement that the new law means Israel 'stops turning the other cheek.'

Christian Cleric Urges Americans to Stand With Israel Against BDS

"As one of the few surviving Christians in the Middle-East, I praise God daily for the blessing of being able to call myself an Israeli."

Husan Arab Villagers Apologize to Beitar Illit for Stoning Attacks

"If you know of a specific person injured by stones thrown by our young people, contact us and we will try to compensate for this."

White Supremacists Target American Campuses with Flyer Campaigns

Campuses in 25 states have reported seeing flyer and poster activity at their schools.

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