The process of rebuilding the Tree of Life synagogue structure has been underway since November, although no plans or designs have yet been drawn.
In the wake of the two mass shootings that occurred within 13 hours of each other this weekend, the First Church United Church of Christ of Phoenix hosted a candlelight interfaith vigil to mourn the victims of the shootings. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix worked to…
Dr. Howard Kaye will not allow himself to be depressed. He said he can be sad, but the practicing rheumatologist chooses to maintain a positive outlook despite the tragedy he faced.Kaye lost his wife, Lori Gilbert- Kaye, on April 27, 2019, when a shooter entered the Chabad of Poway in Southe…
U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Ben Garrison, a political cartoonist who has been accused by the Anti-Defamation League of drawing a “blatantly anti-Semitic” illustration, to the White House’s social-media summit scheduled for Thursday.
The Ohio Senate recently released an amended version of the state’s operating budget for the next two fiscal years that includes key funding for nonprofit security needs in the aftermath of increasing attempted and carried-out attacks on houses of worship, faith-based institutions, cause-bas…
Three Jewish organizations plan to protest at the DC Dyke March on Friday in opposition to the march organizers’ decision to ban “Israel symbols,” including, in some cases, the Star of David.
Israeli company Teva is one of 20 leading drugmakers targeted in a lawsuit brought by 45 states and Puerto Rico. The lawsuit alleges that Teva’s U.S. subsidiary, Teva Pharmaceutical USA Inc., conspired with Pfizer, Mylan and others to inflate prices of generic drugs.
A new study from the Jewish Electorate Institute, with the help of Greenberg Research, found that Jewish voters are overwhelmingly fixated on domestic policy issues such as healthcare, immigration, anti-Semitism and rising insecurity due to white nationalist threats.
The 2019 “American Muslim Poll,” which was released by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, found that 53% of Jewish Americans reported having favorable views of Muslims and the Muslim faith. Only 13% of Jews reported having negative views.
Commissioners in a Tennessee county voted unanimously on Monday evening in favor of censuring a judge for posting on his Facebook page a link to an article that states that Jews should “get the f*** over the Holocaust,” in addition to posting anti-immigration content.
Jews have long been known as the people of the book, but fresh evidence has emerged that they’re also the people of the letter.
A lone gunman entered Chabad of Poway in Southern California during Saturday-morning services on the last day of Passover and sprayed bullets into the synagogue, killing one woman and injuring three others.
Onstage at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., late last month, liberal lion Ruth Messinger was talking about social justice when she turned to the audience.
Amid legal challenges over the state’s anti-BDS law, the Texas legislature approved a measure to tweak the law that bars governmental entities from contracting with businesses that support a boycott of or sanctions against Israel.
Over the last week, swastikas, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT, racist white-nationalist symbols and epithets defaced five public places in Oklahoma City and Norman, starting at the state’s Oklahoma City-based Democratic Party headquarters. Similar incidences of graffiti were found at the headquarte…
Students at Brown University voted overwhelmingly in favor of a referendum held between Tuesday and Thursday, calling on the school to separate itself from companies that conduct business with the State of Israel.
The Council for Hebrew Language and Culture in North America is launching a month-long festival as part of its mission to promote Hebrew as a common global Jewish language.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt discussed the Trump administration’s upcoming Mideast peace plan on Monday with Jordanian King Abdullah, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. source familiar with the 45-minute meeting…
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is urging all Orthodox Jews who plan to make a trip to Israel to vaccinate their children against the measles virus.
Perhaps the most striking and disturbing statistic the Anti-Defamation League gleaned from its recent national survey of about 1,000 internet users is that close to 40 percent of Americans have experienced “severe online harassment.”
Chicago industrialist Theodore Perlman and his wife, Harriette, pledged $25 million to BBYO, making it the largest single donation to a Jewish youth group in the United States.
Operating four secular yeshivahs in Israel, BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change is now opening its first branch in the United States.
Executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Paul Rockower, was not surprised to learn that Jews are the least Islamaphobic of faith based organizations in a recent poll.
Hulu has acquired the popular Israeli vampire show “Juda” from Paris-based media company Banijay. It will premiere on the online video-streaming service in the United States early this year, as Banjay separately secured an agreement with a yet-to-be-identified American studio for remake privileges.
Seventy-four years after the end of World War II, the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation is looking for two specific witnesses to history: a Soviet Jew who survived the Holocaust and a Jewish veteran of the Soviet Red Army.
Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, three Republican members of Congress introduced on Wednesday a House resolution condemning anti-Semitic and anti-Israel vitriol in the United States and worldwide.
Yeshiva University is scheduled to launch a hub this month for Israeli startups based in New York City to enable Israeli entrepreneurs access to business infrastructure and access to students among other tools.
The Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City announced last week it has disassociated from the Women’s March amid accusations of anti-Semitism against a few of the movement’s leaders such as their association with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
A report issued by the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism concludes that anti-immigrant views have become much more mainstream over the past 10 years.
A day before deadline, Chabad filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against Baltimore County, citing religious discrimination and defamation, for seeking to demolish the recently built, $1 million Chabad-Lubavitch of Towson, which serves students from nearby Towson University and Goucher College.
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, visited the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday to pay his respects to the 11 victims of the deadliest shooting in American Jewish history.
A Columbia Teachers College professor whose office was vandalized with anti-Semitic images earlier this week lit the first Hanukkah candle on the campus menorah in front of a crowd of students, faculty and other members of the Columbia University community in New York City.
A Maryland circuit court ruled last week that the recently built, $1 million Chabad Center at Towson University and Goucher College must be demolished by Dec. 21, citing a violation of property law.
Jewish students and other community members are speaking out against what they say are ongoing incidents of anti-Semitism at a Connecticut high school.
On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered once again to honor the 11 Tree of Life victims.
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel, died on Monday at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
The 11 people murdered at the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27 all were laid to rest last week, and Jewish Pittsburgh mourned as a community — attending funerals, making shiva calls and remembering those whose lives were extinguished by a suspected anti-Semite wielding an assault rifle and t…
Rabbi Moshe Sebbag, spiritual guide of the Great Synagogue of Paris, visited Pittsburgh to mourn the passing of Joyce Fienberg and the 10 other victims of a mass shooting during Shabbat services in the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27.
Anti-Semitism reared its head again last week when the Beit Yaakov synagogue in Irvine, Calif., was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti overnight on Tuesday, just three days after a shooting massacre at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The 11 people who were murdered at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha on Oct. 27, all beloved members of the community, have been described as “kind,” “compassionate” and “faithful” by those who knew them. They ranged in age from 54 to 97 and include a couple who married at Tree of Life in 1956, and t…
Eleven people are dead and six injured — including four police officers — following a mass shooting Saturday by a suspected anti-Semite at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha’s building in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill.
Vice President Mike Pence was joined by a Jews for Jesus ‘rabbi’ who prayed for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting at a Republican campaign rally in Michigan on Monday.