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Report: Arnold’s, Thomas’s, Sara Lee, Stroehmann, Freihofer’s, Entenmann’s Dropping Kosher Certifications

Consumers may have thought these were isolated business decisions or cost-cutting measures, but that’s not the case.

Measles Outbreak Spreads to London, UK Jewish Communities

The outbreak is believed to have followed travelers returning from Israel after a visit for the Jewish holidays.

This Year, Trump Invites All Jewish Lawmakers to Hanukkah Party

Last year the president celebrated only with Jewish members of Congress who were supportive of him.

Swiss Chabad Synagogue Attacked in Anti-Semitic Incident

"We will still be holding the Hanukkah celebration in the market square. The attackers want to intimidate us, but they won't succeed."

Hungarian Parliamentarian Resigns Party Leadership After Anti-Semitism Revealed

Szavay is a parliamentary notary, member of Hungary's extremist Jobbik party and its deputy group leader.

European Jewish Outrage Over Anti-Semitic Imagery Aimed at Hungarian Jewish Leader

“There is absolutely no excuse for using such vile anti-Semitic imagery, which has a long and sordid past.”

75 Groups Demand Pitzer College Condemn Faculty’s Ending Israel Study Abroad Program

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel urges faculty to shut down study abroad programs in Israel.

Jewish American Homeowners Take Airbnb to Court Under Fair Housing Act

Airbnb accepts listings from the Palestinian Authority, where Jews are prohibited by law from purchasing land, and the sale of land to a Jew is a capital offence.

Airbnb to Face Trouble in Florida, Says Incoming Gov. DeSantis

"I know that state workers are allowed to use Airbnb for official travel. That is not going to be acceptable with me as governor."

Claremont, Ca. College Kills Study Abroad Program in Israel

“President Oliver must act immediately to address this egregious faculty behavior that subverts the educational opportunities and violates the academic freedom of his students.”

11-Year-Old Jewish Boy in NY Attacked in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg Neighborhood

Volunteer medics from the Hatzolah emergency response medical service treated the boy for cuts and scrapes.

Erdan Urges Germany to Help Europe Fight Anti-Semitism

"German broadcasters have refused to broadcast Roger Waters' performances... Anti-Semitism will never be part of our playlist."

Fascists, Iranians, Losing Soccer Fans, in Argentina’s ‘Killing Jews to Make Soap’ Scandal

The All Boys court was shut down indefinitely and the team could be sanctioned by the league to play all of its 2019 games without an audience.

KKL-JNF Offers Aid to US Forest Service with California Wildfires

"We recall the help the U.S. Forest Service provided to us ... in wildfires in Mt. Carmel in 2010 and in the Galilee ... in 2006."

Report: Only 3,843 Sephardi Jews Obtained Spanish Citizenship

So far, an additional 5,682 applications are still pending, and the deadline for new applications expired last March.

Nazi Swastika Painted on Duke University Mural Honoring Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Victims

The campus rabbi noted that the image representing wholesale murder of six million Jews was painted over a memorial to Jews massacred in Pittsburgh.

Suspect Indicted in Connection with Anti-Semitic Beating in Borough Park, Brooklyn

The suspect was heard screaming words that sounded like "Allah" while beating the victim, according to the court papers.

Anti-Semitism Galloping Across America

Family members called police to express concerns over remarks that last month's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was "a dry run."

Death Toll Rises to 25 in California Wildfires, Jewish Community ‘Stands Ready to Help’

Another strong wind event now threatens to fuel the firestorm all the way into Tuesday, according to AccuWeather.
Sheldon Gary Adelson and his wife Miriam Ochshorn visit the American ambassador's house in Tel Aviv in 2009.

Presidential Medal of Freedom to be Awarded to Dr. Miriam Adelson

Dr. Adelson has supported Jewish schools, Holocaust memorial organizations, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and Birthright Israel, among other causes.

Merkel on Kristallnacht: ‘We Are Living Once Again in a Time of Far-Reaching Change’

“Jewish life is blossoming again in Germany — an unexpected gift to us after the Shoah. But we are also witnessing a worrying anti-Semitism that threatens Jewish life in our country.”

Naftali Bennett Rebukes French President Macron For Praising Nazi Collaborator

Marshal Philippe Petain was a French leader and Nazi collaborator in World War II.

Post-Midterms: With Democrats Retaking the House, Jewish Leaders Still See Strong Israel Support

“The concern we have is that some new Democrats are not favorable for Israel, and the hope is that they will be marginalized.

Older Religious Jew Beaten on Avenue J in Brooklyn, NY

Local sources said the man suddenly started punching the older Jewish victim and kicked him as well before leaving just as suddenly.

Brooklyn Gang Attacks Hassidic Boy Before Smashing Synagogue Window on Shabbat

New York City Police have so far declined to label the attack as a hate crime.

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