Trump Administration Plans to Release List of BDS Groups

Aside from government-funding issues, the purpose behind the list is to issue a “public condemnation” of the anti-Israel movement.

NY Times Chanukah Special: Assimilation Complete, Offspring of Mixed Marriages Get Off

If you love her, let Sarah Prager go. At least there's a good chance her daughters won't grow up to become anti-Semites.

Knesset Contends with Alarming Rate of Assimilation Among Jews in Europe

The percentage of assimilation among Polish Jews is 70%, in Hungary, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden it is 50% and in France 31%.

First ‘Second Gentleman’ Emhoff Demonstrates Rampant Normalcy of Jewish Intermarriage in US

"To be sure, we'll get over our initial annoyance with the fact that the VP is married to a Jewish man."

Growing Number of Non-Jews Attend Synagogue in Germany, Poland

“Why is this happening? Our rabbis believe many of their non-Jewish congregants seek greater meaning in life than they found elsewhere."

Netanyahu Meets Top Democrats, in Jerusalem for Yad Vashem Forum

There are probably Republicans in the picture, too, but Bibi is crowded up by Democrats, three of whom are members of the tribe.

Discouraging Nazi Tourists, Hitler’s Birthplace Converted into Police Station

The Austrian interior ministry initially wanted to tear down the building, but ran into incensed politicians, historians, and local residents.

AJC Survey: One in Three US Jews Hide their Religious Affiliation Out of Fear

Secure Community Network, helping synagogues security, which until the Pittsburgh massacre received 500 requests a year from Jewish groups, reported receiving 2,000 such requests after Pittsburgh.

Grotesque: Al Sharpton Gives Rosh Hashanah Sermon at East Side Synagogue

By now practically every Jewish newspaper in New York has condemned the notion that Sharpton, who is identified more than anyone else with the August 1991 Crown Heights Pogrom, should be preaching to Jews on Rosh hashanah.

Shmuley Boteach to Debate Jew for Yoshka on ‘New Testament’ Anti-Semitism

It's probably safe to say that the August 8 debate will not result in much burning, but the Talmud discourages a voluntary religious debate with gentiles.

Chelsea Clinton Has Third Child: Jasper Clinton Mezvinsky

In any event, Hillary Clinton tweeted that she and Bill are “thrilled” at the news. And we believe her.

‘Israel Needs to do More’ for Diaspora, Netanyahu Tells OU Leaders

They discussed the need to increase and expand initiatives focused on Jewish education and identity in the Diaspora.

IDF to Allow Reform Clergy to Officiate in Military Funerals

The state's representative, attorney Avi Milikovsky, added that it would be possible to hold a military funeral without religious symbols and to excise content such as reading the Kaddish and the Psalms, and adding alternative content.

Far Rockaway Yeshiva Dean Questions State Core Curriculum Imposing Dance

As Rabbi Bender puts it, the miraculous growth of Jewish schools in America is not a result of the growth of the Jewish community, but its cause.
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Millionaire Pays $50,000 to Jewish Families Relocating to Alabama Town

Jewish decline is most pronounced in the South, where 37% of Americans reside, but only 23% of American Jews.

NYU Student Government Passes BDS Resolution

The final tally, which was conducted by a secret ballot, was 35 votes in favor, 14 against and 14 abstentions. The BDS measure was backed by 51 campus groups and 34 faculty members.
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Einstein’s Famous Letter on God and Judaism Fetches $2,892,500

"The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses."

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.

Photo of Hitler Embracing Child of Jewish Descent Auctioned for $11,520

The Bundesarchive has 17 letters from Bernile to Uncle Hitler and his aide Wilhelm Bruckner between 1935 and 1938.

Haaretz Uses Pittsburgh Tragedy to Stick a Knife in Chief Rabbi’s Back

Like any journalist, I enjoy a good gotcha (although I work hard not to do it myself), but this gotcha, Judy Maltz, is dripping the blood of murder victims.

Jewish GOP Candidate Invites Messianic Clergy to Eulogize Pittsburgh Victims at Pence Rally

An anonymous Pence aide told the AP that Jacobs "was not invited by the VP's office to speak on behalf of the Jewish community."

Cabinet Approves Netanyahu, Kahlon Proposal to Take In 1,000 Ethiopian Christians

Today, according to some estimates, there may be as many as 50,000 Christian converts in Ethiopia and Eritrea who maintain some familial relations with Ethiopian Israelis.

MK Smotrich: Keep the Falash Mura in Africa

The Falash Mura are members of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and Eritrea who converted to Christianity over the past two centuries.

Survey: 93% of Reform Clergy Ordained after 2010 Officiate at Interfaith Weddings

Simple logic suggests that the number of actual Jews in the Reform and Reconstructionist movements is bound to grow even smaller as the number of "interfaith" marriages grow.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Natural Constituents Lovefest at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Everybody in the place was careful not to mention Israel or Jews.

Divine Rage? Kotel Stone Falls on Reform Prayer Platform [Video]

To calculate the erosion in the different kinds of limestone that make up the Western Wall, in 2014 researchers from Hebrew University used a laser scan to create an accurate three-dimensional computer model.

Jewish American Schools Asking Israel for Financial Support

Tuition in Jewish American schools has reached $40,000 a year per child.

Pew: Jews Harassed Worldwide Despite their Minuscule Percentage of Planet’s Population

Altogether, 2.2 billion Christians suffered harassment in 144 countries in 2016. 1.6 billion Muslims were harassed in 142 countries. 15 million Jews were harassed in 87 countries.

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