Tuesday, January 19, 2021 -
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Ben Sales, JTA

ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents rose in 2019

NEW YORK — Last year saw the most anti-Semitic incidents in the US since at least 1979, according to the ADL. The 2,107 incidents recorded in 2019 reflect a 12%...

Summer camps closed, suspended

NEW YORK — Nearly all Reform Jewish summer camps, and at least one Conservative camp, will remain closed for the 2020 summer due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....

Israel’s new goverment; complicated power sharing

JERUSALEM — Israel finally has a government. On April 20, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and chief rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement to form a coalition...

Three weeks after Purim, coronavirus is hitting Jewish communities hard

NEW YORK — The day before the chasidic folk band Zusha performed before a crowd of 300 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights on the evening of March 9, the...

Daf Yomi attracts wide spectrum of learners

NEW YORK — In December, when she was given two to four years to live, Catherine Johnson decided to start studying a page of Talmud a day. The expansive work of Jewish...

Chasidic all-volunteer security force

MONSEY, NY — Eleven days after a man barged into a rabbi’s home on Chanukah here and stabbed five Jews, Josef Margaretten was patrolling this chasidic neighborhood...

Rabbi Rottenberg delivers invocation at Gov. Cuomo’s State of the State

NEW YORK — Rabbi Chaim Rottenberg, whose home was the site of a stabbing last month on the holiday of Chanukah, delivered an invocation at Governor Andrew Cuomo’s...

25,000 march against anti-Semitism in NY rally

NEW YORK — An estimated 25,000 people marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and held a rally on Sunday, Jan. 5, to protest rising anti-Semitism in and around New York...

Again. This time, Monsey

MONSEY, NY— A man wielding a machete walked into a rabbi’s home in Monsey, NY and stabbed five people. The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council of the Hudson...

Rise, fall, rise of a Chicago Jewish neighborhood

CHICAGO — Decades ago, Congregation Ner Tamid would fill to capacity on the High Holidays, spilling over into three separate services to accommodate 1,000 worshippers....