Two Jews, a women CEO of a start-up and a Naval Academy students, were among the seven people killed in Tuesday night’s crash of a speeding Amtrak train in Philadelphia. The family of CEO Rachel Jacobs, who was active in the Reform Jewish community, said in a statement, “This is an unthinkable tragedy. Rachel was […]
The Illinois State House of Representatives Executive Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit state pension funds from including in their portfolios companies that participate in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The 10-0 committee vote follows the 49-0 passage of the measure in the Illinois State Senate and […]
“I think things were going very well under Senator Skelos, so I don’t think Senator Flanagan’s ascension to the leadership was a referendum on Senator Skelos,” Felder told The Jewish Press after the vote.