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America’s three most Jewish cities: New York, Boston, Miami

NEW YORK — New York, Boston and Miami are the three most Jewish cities per capita in the country, according to a new analysis of data gathered last year by the Public Religion Research Institute.

Eight percent of New York City residents are Jewish, followed by Boston at 6% and Miami at 5%, according to the data. Philadelphia and San Francisco each are 4% Jewish, and Chicago and Washington are 3% Jewish.

Nationally, 2% of all Americans are Jewish, according to the study. Los Angeles, which by raw numbers is believed to house the country’s second-largest urban Jewish population, is just 2% Jewish, the analysis found.


Pollard to be freed, but to Israel?

Pollard to be freed, but to Israel?WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will not alter the terms of Jonathan Pollard’s parole once he is released, a signal that Israel’s struggle to bring him to the country whose citizenship he has assumed will outlast his November release date. “Mr. Pollard will serve his sentence as mandated by statute for the very serious crimes he committed,” Alistair Baskey, a National Security Council spokesman, said in a statement emailed to JTA. “The president has no intention of altering the...

Kerry ‘reassuring’ Gulf Arabs on Iran deal

Kerry ‘reassuring’ Gulf Arabs on Iran dealDOHA, Qatar — A coalition of Persian Gulf Arab nations was reassured on the Iran nuclear deal after hearing Secretary of State John Kerry’s explanation, the Qatari foreign minister said. Khalid Bin Mohammed al-Attiyah told reporters Monday in Doha, where Qatar was hosting a Gulf Cooperation Council meeting with Kerry, that the council’s members “welcomed what has been displayed and talked about” by Kerry. Al-Attiyah said the secretary of state “let us know that there’s going to b...

Two murders: Israel reels from stabbing, arson

Two murders: Israel reels from stabbing, arsonTEL AVIV — The murder of a 16-year old girl at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade has sparked calls for LGBT-rights legislation — as well as pushback from those who oppose it. Shira Banki died Sunday, Aug. 2, after being stabbed while marching in the parade on July 30. Five others were wounded in the stabbing. “It never crossed our mind that Shira would be murdered as a symbol,” her parents said in a eulogy Monday, according to a copy of the text on the Israeli news site Ynet....

Florence public school concedes it had become a Christian school

Florence public school concedes it had become a Christian schoolA settlement was reached last week in a lawsuit involving a Colorado Jewish teacher and the school district he works for, alleging a “pattern and practice of . . . endorsement and promotion of religion in a public school setting.” Former Florence High School history teacher Robert Basevitz alleged in the lawsuit filed last spring against the Fremont Re-2 School District that the school had virtually merged with the evangelical Cowboy Church at Crossroads in Florence.
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Philly-area Kohelet school receives $8.6 million gift

Marcy Oster The gift announced last week includes $7.5 million in unrestricted funds to be used for operational expenses, as well as $1.1 million to fund the high school’s new Matmidim Program and its STEM Rese... [Link]

Einstein once kept kosher, and 7 other Jewish facts for relativity’s 100th b-day

Gabe Friedman The famed physicist believed in Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s God and raised money for the Jewish state, despite reservations. ... [Link]

Nachum Segal promoting Jewish unity with Hanukkah show in Paris

Jas Chana The “JM in the AM” host will then emcee a musical performance titled “Let There Be Light: The Concert of Jewish Unity” at the Grand Synagogue of Paris. ... [Link]

For Jewish groups, Syrian refugees are a reminder — not a threat

Ron Kampeas American Jewish leaders can’t help but recall Jewish refugees in the 1930s when they consider Syrians seeking safe haven stateside. ... [Link]

JCC camp counselor accused of child porn released on bond

Julie Wiener Matthew Kuppe, 21, is not dangerous and deserves to be presumed innocent, a federal judge said. ... [Link]

N. Carolina Jewish day school threat prompts closing, FBI investigation

Julie Wiener B’nai Shalom Day School in Greensboro received a letter containing racial epithets and threats of violence. ... [Link]

Mass. state senators under fire for upcoming Israel trip

Marcy Oster A pro-Palestinian coalition says the 10-day trip organized by the Boston-area JCRC is a tacit endorsement of Israel’s settlement-building policies and human rights violations. ... [Link]

Amazon removing Nazi-symbol ads on NY subways for new TV show

Andrew Tobin New York’s mayor called the ads “irresponsible and offensive” and encouraged the company to remove them. ... [Link]

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