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Kansas City, Kansas

Jewish college student drops out of race for Kansas House seat

Aaron Coleman said his critics have betrayed feminism but also announced he would resign his candidacy for the Kansas State House’s 37th district. He had defeated a 13-year incumbent in the primary.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
24/08/2020
Battling antisemitism with 21st century technology

Florida university president says antisemitism has ‘no home’ on campus

In an open letter to the campus community, John Thrasher said he wanted “to reaffirm that Antisemitism and religious discrimination have no home at Florida State University.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
17/08/2020

Jewish support for Ilhan Omar?

In an op-ed published on Medium, one Jewish voter says he is proud to support her.

Williams College, Massachusetts

Jewish candidate Alex Morse faces inappropriate relationships allegations

In a statement to the newspaper, Morse said he had exercised “poor judgment” in having relationships with college students.

By PHILISSA CRAMER/JTA
10/08/2020

Leading Orthodox rabbi endorses Donald Trump for reelection

The 95-year-old rabbi said it would be “worrisome” if the president loses, citing rising secularism as a threat.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
30/07/2020
ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S Second Inaugural Address, Arthur Szyk, 1946.

Abraham Lincoln and the Jews

When I entered the American army in 1965 as a Jewish chaplain, I was unaware of what Lincoln had done to ensure there could be a Jewish chaplaincy.

By DAVID GEFFEN
13/02/2020

Number of Americans in Israel, Israelis in America much less than thought

A deeper dive into those figures shows that some of the urban myths about the numbers of Israelis living abroad, and the makeup of the immigrants in this country, are just that: myths.

17/12/2019
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America’s 7.5 million Jews are older, whiter and more liberal

New York remains America’s Jewish capital. Wyoming, not so much.

By BEN SALES/JTA
08/10/2019

ICE facility apologizes to Jewish protesters meeting just before Shabbat

The Rhode Island ICE detention center where a guard drove into a row of Jewish protesters apologized for holding a recent board meeting less than an hour before Shabbat.

By BEN SALES/JTA
18/09/2019
The Empire State Building rises above New York, U.S., January 23, 2019

How NYC’s new hate crimes chief plans to tackle rising antisemitism

Lauter plans to focus on educating kids against hate — for example, teaching them what a swastika is and why it’s offensive.

By BEN SALES/JTA
06/09/2019
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