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(JTA) – Wildfires across California have led to the evacuations of several Jewish institutions in the Los Angeles area and communities in the northern part of the state. The Getty Fire in … more
(JTA) — The U.S. Senate has launched a bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. The task force was launched this week to coincide with the first anniversary of the anti-Semitic … more
(JTA) – Eleven memorial candles stood on a table at the start of the public memorial service for the attack one year ago on the Tree of Life synagogue building. Family members of the 11 … more
(JTA) – Students at a Jewish day school in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh sent messages to marginalized groups and communities that have been victims of mass shootings to mark the … more
PITTSBURGH (JTA) – I have been the rabbi of the New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh for nine years. This year, at Kol Nidre services on Yom Kippur, I preached about calm. Our congregation … more
(JTA) – Fliers bearing white nationalist language and hate speech were circulated on Rosh Hashanah to businesses. “The hate literature was not only offensive in relation to the Jewish … more
The Jewish calendar year 5779 was a turbulent and often painful one for Jews around the world. Mounting global anti-Semitism, two deadly American synagogue shootings and two (as yet) inconclusive Israeli elections in the space of just a few months were among the stories that defined and helped frame the communal discussion. more
BOSTON (JTA) – A rabbi here has asked congregants to consider bringing guns to religious services as a form of protection in response to recent shootings at synagogues across the … more
CHICAGO (JTA) – When I turned on my phone after spending a recent Shabbat relaxing with my family on vacation, it beeped with a string of messages, each more stressful than the last. A … more
JTA – On an average Saturday morning at the Orthodox Ohel Tefillah synagogue on Chicago’s North Side, about 10 percent of the men carry a handgun. That number may … more
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